More than 123 years after Alexander Campbell Johnston planted his first small vine cutting, the Johnston family still produce estate grown wines and operate on the Australia'a oldest winerie - PIRRAMIMMA.
The exceptional 2012 vintage conditions guaranteed slow ripening and distinctive varietal character for this premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruits for this wine was selected from the best parcels of grapes from the 'Orchard Block' which was planted in 1967 to the famous low yielding / small berry Reynell clone, plus fruit from the 30 year old 'Pig and Pony' vineyard.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Rating 93 - James Halliday, Top Cellaring Selections
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine exhibits a bouquet of lifted blackcurrant, violets and mint, with bramble notes and hints of mocha oak.
The palate, showing intense briary blackberry, red currant and spicy black plum, with traces of quince, red capsicum and toasted cedary / vanilla oak.. This powerful yet elegant wine, is framed by balance tannins and subtle oak, finishing with great length.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal - AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge - 2015
Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016
Bronze Medal - International Wine Show - 2015