Pirramimma `ACJ` Icon Blend 2010 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $80

$64.99 per Bottle
$389.94 per pack


This restricted release wine is named in honour of the founder, Alexander Campbell Johnston, who over 122 years ago planted his first small vine cutting in iron laden, rich red soil near the township of McLaren Vale. The Johnston Family still produce estate grown wines and operate one of Australia's oldest wineries - Pirramimma.

ACJ is only produced if selected parcels display outstanding varietal and regional characters. The exceptional 2010 vintage provided such fruit for the fourth ACJ release of 500 dozen.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

A 42/31/20/7% blend of petit verdot, shiraz, cabernet and merlot. Still deeply vividly coloured, this is full on, full-bodied stuff, the deep wells of black fruits encased in a shroud of tannin and oak. All the usual McLaren Vale bibs and bobs, with licorice, allspice and dark chocolate. To be approached with caution and respect around '25. Rating 95 - Drink by 2040 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Varietal Makeup: a blend of 42% Petit Verdot from the Siberia Block, 31% Shiraz from our War Horse Block, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from Homestead Vineyard and 7% Merlot from Basket Weaved Katunga Vineyard


The bouquet displays briary blackberry, prune, violets and black olive with hints of subtle vanillin oak and musk.


On the palate, intense black cherry, blueberry, liquorice and spicy black plum are complimented by hints of red currant and cedary oak. All enveloped in fine grain savoury French oak. The wine has a beautifully integrated seam of firm tannin and a long sustained finish.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal 2015 AWC-VIENNA, International Wine Challenge

Silver Medal - International Wine Show - New Zealand - 2015

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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5-Star Winery - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

In 1892 Alexander Campbell Johnston planted the first small vine cuttings on his newly purchased 97 hectare property in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Alexander settled with his family on the property and proudly named it ‘Pirramimma’, an Aboriginal phrase meaning ‘the moon and the stars’. More than 115 years and three generations later the Johnston Family still operates one of Australia’s oldest and proudest family owned and run wineries - Pirramimma. Making wines that range from the traditional to the innovative, Pirramimma is pure McLaren Vale. As one of the original landholders in the region the family is committed to its home and the regionally unique wines they produce.

Geoff Johnston, Grandson of Alexander, is the modern custodian of the family heritage. The Johnston family have grown the property from 97 hectares in 1892 to 250 hectares today. The family philosophy is to produce wines from estate grown grapes, ensuring the highest quality standards are met and the unique regional characters are displayed.

2011 Trophy Winner at International Wine and Spirit Competition (London, UK)

The 2007 Pirramimma ACJ has won the coveted Glenelly Trophy for Best Blended Red Wine at the prestigious 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition. The wine a unique blend of Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon has won this fantastic award above all other blended wines from across the globe. Named in honour of Pirramimma founder Alexander Campbell Johnston, the 2007 ACJ is only the second release of this limited production wine, the first being the Gold Medal winning 2004 vintage. Only produced if varietal parcels display outstanding character, the barrel select 2007 ACJ was limited to 500 dozen.

"With 120 years of winemaking history, it is a great achievement from the team to win any Trophy in such a competitive industry, but to win a major Trophy at one of the Worlds most important Wine Competitions is a tremendous result for McLaren Vale and Pirramimma" Geoff said.

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