Pirramimma Heritage Sparkling Shiraz
At this price it would have to be the best value Sparkling Shiraz on the market.
Pirramimma sources fruit from their own Estate vineyards in McLaren Vale together with some from the Adelaide Hills to produce this moreish sparkling Shiraz.
Pours with a fluffy dark red tinged mousse that holds well. A fine steady bead flows through a deep dark red black coloured base. Filling the nostrils is a mix of ripe blackberry, dark plum and dark chocolate scents which are trailed by some liquorice, earth and vanillin oak notes. Rich, mouthfilling flavours of dark plum, liquorice and dark chocolate create a creamy textural feel across the palate. Subtle earth and vanillin oak characters linger on the back half. Possessing excellent concentration, volume and depth it finishes long and opulent.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
It's instantly appealing on the nose with mixed berry compote, roasted hazelnut, dark chocolate and fragrant spice aromas. The palate displays succulent fruit intensity with subtle sweetness and fine tannins, finishing long and delicious.
Sam Kim – Wine Orbit
Ah, now we’re talking. Sparkling shiraz, one of Australia’s great wine styles and a personal favourite of mine, especially at Christmas... actually any time. Sourced from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. This is not a monster but has tremendous fruit flavours revealing typical savoury plum, dark chocolate and spices with a captivating overriding perfume. Smooth and beautifully poised through to its finish. Lovely sparkling shiraz. Cellar: 10 years.
Never understand why we see so little of this most joyous style of wine. That foaming purple filling the glass, surely brings a smile to every face. This is all chocolate, truffles, mocha, spices and coffee beans. Lovely blackberries and dark plums. A blend of fruit from both McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. Very gentle sweetness, as one expects with the style. Good length. No reason it can’t be cellared, but it seems a better idea to drink it now and then buy more. Delicious.