Pirramimma 'White Label' Tannat 2012 (12 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 $30

$19.99 per Bottle
$239.88 per case

Overview

We planted this famous French variety in the late nineties, the 2012 Tannat is only our third release under our premium White Label range.

Matured for two years using seasoned French and American oak this wine displays a robust palate of black forest fruits, quince, blue damson plum, with hints of dried figs and prunes, coupled with cedary cigar box, blueberry and rosemary characters.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

So densely packed it encourages the use of a knife and fork, although the expected whack of tannins on the finish didn't materialise. Nowhere near ready to drink.

Rating 88 - Drink by 2027 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/15)

Winery Tasting Notes

We planted this famous French variety in the late nineties, the 2012 Tannat is only our third release under our premium White Label range.

Aroma

This tightly structured wine displays a bouquet of black olive, Dutch liquorice and bramble complemented by hints of violets and spice.

Palate

The robust palate exhibits black forest fruits, quince, blue damson plum, with hints of dried figs and prunes, coupled with cedary cigar box, blueberry and rosemary characters.

Food Matching

If consumed early, this powerful wine will require length aeration and a rich meat or game dish.

Maturation Notes

This wine was matured for two years using seasoned French and American oak.

Medals & Trophies

Rated 4 & a Half Stars- Winestate Best of State, 2016 Annual Edition

Silver Medal - AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge - 2015

Silver Medal - International Wine Show - New Zealand - 2015

Silver Medal - New World Wine Show - 2015

Silver Medal - AWC Vienna 2016 International Wine Challenge

Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016

Bronze Medal - Royal Melbourne Show 2016

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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