Thursday, October 7, 2010


- Adelaide Hills, SA
- $4.84
- Screwcap
- 11.0%alc

The words 'Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc' don't exactly jump out to me as a style of Australian wine I'd usually buy, but I can see its maker's intentions of combining 2 relatively popular styles (at cellar doors and with younger drinkers) to create a wine able to appease the masses. If the style appeals to you and you shop at Grays Online, the price here is probably quite fair.

The first thing to strike me about Pirramimma's Late Harvest savvy is the presence of some lightly varietal aromatics; lychees, pineapples and a slight vegetal influence state its grape of origin, however, these tones are partnered by a funky/sweaty edge and a moscato-like grapey/musky element. Unfortunately, the palate disappoints from word-go with the main culprits being a lack of true flavour or refreshment. It reveals a sweet, simple expression of white grape juice flavour with candied/musky edges and a relatively soft acidity that does spike a fraction, and that's pretty much where the story ends.

X Thanks to online wine auctioning this should be attractively priced for the everyday wine market. It's just a shame that late harvest Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc is far from the type of wine I'd drink every day. Drink now.
84 points

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