Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2006, Mclaren Vale

Petit Verdot Petit Verdot
South Australia, Australia

$24.95 (986752)

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90 pts
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April 02, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

One of very few wines crafted from 100% Petit Verdot in the entire world, the 2006 Pirramimma represents a...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has some earthy, mature character, with plum jam fruit, some graininess and oak vanilla. It’s full smooth hot...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Nose of licorice, fine oak and cool, minty herbs. Palate shows good complexity and balance with fennel seed,...

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Community Reviews (4)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

amazing stuff. really if you like big fruit bombs, but with structure, all of Pirramimma's wines are amazing.

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Brian Auty
Brian Auty

I find the ratings here a little modest. I really like this wine. Tastes much more expensive and I think it's really good value. Fruity, excellent nose, long smooth finish. 24 months in oak gives it a rich smooth flavour. I've never had a 100% Petit Verdot and I would highly recommend this one if you are looking for something different. It recommends a double decant on the bottle, but it tastes pretty good right out of the bottle.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2006 Pirramimma Petit Verdot is medium bodied, with fruity to INTEGRATED notes of strawberry, raspberry, violets, oak and coconut. I was looking for that milk chocolate note that Julian Hitner mentions and I could almost perceive it, almost. Tannins are subtle to refined and the finish is long and smooth, especially once it opens up (decant for more than an hour). The acidity is nice and refreshing - this would make a nice RED summer wine. As far as ageability, not sure what to say due to the screw cap enclosure - I guess I will find out. My impression: NICE TO BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts - a definite recommendation, not only due to its complexity, but 100% Petit Verdot is a gem. Tasted Apr/11.

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Mark Lesniak
Mark Lesniak

tasted August 2014

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