Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2018


Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve


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Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private Retail - Special Order
Product type
Still wine
Regulated designation
Table wine
South Australia
Fleurieu, McLaren Vale
Cabernet Sauvignon 100 %
Closure type
Metal screw cap
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

Parcels of fruit were selected from the winery's “Orchard Block” which was planted in 1967 using the famous low yielding “Reynell Clone” of Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit was also harvested from the 30-year-old “Pig and Pony” vineyard.

Winemaking notes

Aged for 2 years in French & American Oak.

Tasting notes

A bouquet of lifted blackcurrant, violets and mint, with bramble notes and hints of cedar oak. Intense briary blackberry, red currant and spicy black cherry flavours on the palate, with hints of quince, red capsicum and Kalamata olive. This powerful yet elegant wine is framed by balanced tannins and subtle oak, finishing with great length.

Press reviews

Wine Orbit

- 95 points -

May 2021

Superbly ripe and enticing with blackcurrant, warm spice, game, thyme and spicy oak characters, offering terrific fruit power and persistency. It's generous and satisifying with excellent complexity, finishing long and structured.

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