2018 Ponting Pinnacle Shiraz

A hearty and bold McLaren Vale Shiraz, mouthfilling and full of richness.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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Paying homage to the pinnacle of Ricky’s career, the Ashes, this wine showcases winemaker Ben Riggs bread and butter, McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Ben has built his name on these wines, with great relationships with growers across the region - he has sourced some exceptional fruit for this wine. This is quite a powerful and full-bodied expression of the varietal. Distinctively McLaren Vale, with sweet berries and darker fruit on the nose. The wine is soft, with warm tannins on the palate layered with rich berry fruits, and lots of spice.

This wine speak so much of both the region, and the winemaker. The wine is everything it sets out to be; a well-made, quality, Vale Shiraz, at a cracker of a price.

Fermented in traditional open fermenters, and following pressing, finished their fermentation in oak; approximately 80% was French and the balance American, 35% of which was new oak. Vineyard parcels were kept separate during fermentation and maturation and were blended three months prior to bottling.

91 Points - "Good drink, sloshy, dark fruited red of spice and warmth and generosity. Dark berries, cassis, clove and cinnamon spice with touches of sweet earth and new leather. A bit rough up front, let's you know who's boss in the glass, then the finish is gummy and a little saline and pretty with sweet fruit. Has that hearty sense of gluggability that some bolder reds have. Good stain of choc-mocha flavour to finish. Does the trick." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

92 Points - "A medium-depth ruby-red in colour, this young red has an attractive nose of some complexity. Earthy and charry notes attractively surround plum and bitter chocolate aromas. It has good intensity and plenty of flavour interest, finishing in good balance with fine, dry tannins. Good value." Ralph Kyte-Powell (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
2 reviews
  • S
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm no wine expert, but I do love red wine... and cricket. I really enjoyed this and will buy it again. Mulberries, ummm, oak, errr, hints of something else.

  • CJ
    Christine J.
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Ponting Shiraz

    Beautiful flavour and at a good price

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