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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....
- 94 Points -
"The back label says '11 was an excellent vintage producing fruit of the highest quality, with great vintage conditions. What does one then say about '10 and '12? However that may be, this is both elegant and complex, with spice and pepper nuances to the plum and black cherry bouquet, the palate picking up all of those characters, adding a hint of raspberry, and then finishing with fine, lingering tannins."See detailed press review
- 90 Points -
Here’s a delicious, ripe complex and shiraz with all kinds of complexity - brown kalamata olive, prune, sweet oak, meatiness and dried herbs. Its medium-full, very smooth, with fine acidity and tannin. Quite mature already from the coolest Aussie vintage on record. Excellent length. - David LawrasonSee detailed press review
- 90 Points -
Possessing great flavour and length, the 2011 Shiraz comes highly recommended. Opaque ruby in colour with a touch of red currant, the wine reveals beautiful aromas of mocha, eucalyptus, baked red fruits, smoked game, vanilla and spice. Complex, boasting satisfyingly supple fruit and tannins, mild acidity and a lingering hint of mocha and plums on the finish. Very forward and nicely textured, this will keep for six years or more. Screwcap closure. Now-2020+. - Justin HitnerSee detailed press review