Shiraz War Horse
About this winery
Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by the Johnston family ever since. The Johnston family arrived in South Australia in 1839 and in 1892 Alexander, the tenth of thirteen children, purchased 97 hectares of rich farmland southeast of the then fledgling village of McLaren Vale. He named his land Pirramimma, an Aboriginal phrase meaning "the moon and the stars." The vineyard soils vary from sandy, on the rise, to rich dark loam on the flat....
The miniscule grape yield provided by the old contoured low trellis vines, presented this quintessential McLaren Vale Shiraz.
This limited release wine displays a bouquet of briary blackberry, spicy plum and mint, infused with hints of Kalamata olive, nutmeg, dried fig and vanillin oak. The intense palate delivers spicy mulberry, liquorice, blueberry, star of anise and cocoa, enhanced by quality cedary oak and hints of black cherry.