Monday, October 19, 2009


 - McLaren Vale, SA
 - $20-$29
 - Cork
 - 14.0%alc

Although popular with certain critics and consumers, I personally didn't think too highly of the 2005 season for South Australia's premier shiraz districts. As these wines have developed over the last few years, my opinion remains the same. There certainly are exceptions to the rule though!

Pirramimma's 2005 Shiraz opens to a lavishly rich, ripe fragrance of juicy plums, plush mulberries, currants and sweet chocolate oak with a touch of vanilla spice. It's quite syrupy and ripe, with a slightly thinning mid-palate which unloads baked red/black fruit flavours with a lasting, sweet finish marked by a port-like aspect.

O For my tastes, this certainly reflects the difficulties of its season. Drink to 2012.
88 points

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