Shiraz Ironstone 2015


Shiraz Ironstone


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Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Cross dock
Store Only
Regulated designation
Table wine
South Australia
Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
Closure type
Winery's website

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....

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Notes about product

The old low trellis contoured Ironstone vineyard yields under 2 tonnes of fruit per acre. The concentrated fruit offered from these vines in 2015 provided the quality and power to release the third vintage of Ironstone Shiraz.

Winemaking notes

After fermentation 40% of the wine was matured in new and second fill American oak for 28 months, with 60% matured in older barriques.

Tasting notes

The bouquet displays spicy red plum, mulberry, bramble and subtle cedary oak, with hints of coconut and vanilla. The palate shows distinctive regional flavours of dark chocolate, Satsuma plum, wild loganberries, blackberry and toasted Mocha oak, complemented by spice and black pepper notes.This rich powerful Shiraz is wonderfully balanced with fruit, firm structured tannin and oak in harmony.

Press reviews

James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

- 95 points -

August 2018

A thick soup of plum-drenched flavour, toasty vanillin oak and choc-mint flavours sprinkled over the top, nips of kirsch for good measure. A full-on red wine, dense, inky, mouthfilling. Ripe tannin steps in on the finish and pulls the load of flavour forward. Substantial.

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Gismondi on Wine

- 91 points -

September 2018

The Oz style is all about fruit and softness. In this case, it's rich red plums and sassy mulberry fruit with a dusting of vanilla. On the palate the wine is expansive but vibrant with more dark plums, blackberries, and flecks of milk chocolate. The finish is substantial, with soft spice and a very light pepper tone, compared to Rhone or BC. A hedonistic style of shiraz with balance, this will age for a decade. Some 40 percent of this shiraz spends 28 months in new French oak and American oak, but thanks to the high fruit factor the tannins are kept well in check. A roast leg of lamb would be the ticket here.

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