Wirra Wirra 2012 Catapult Shiraz: Tasting Note

Every good winery needs a catapult.  Or, more correctly a trebuchet.  How else could you get wine over to the McLaren Vale neighbours of Wirra Wirra? So thought Greg Trott, in the hope that the neighbouring wineries would reciprocate.

Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz

Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz

But Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz is one you probably wouldn’t wish to through at your neighbours. While almost all Shiraz, it does have a splash (1%) of Viognier to add a bit of floral attractiveness to the mix of ripe red and dark fruit, roasted meats and green peppercorns.

On the palate its medium to full bodied, with nice acidity keeping it all together. More dark fruit, ripe plums and pleasant Asian spice. Good intensity of flavour, keeps you coming back for another glass. Tannins are grippy, and probably be balanced out with some red-meat protein. Try BBQ dukkah crusted kangaroo fillet as a food match.

Also see the Wirra Wirra 12th Man Chardonnay and Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz.

RRP $25
Alc 14.5%
Region: McLaren Vale
Sample: Provided by producer

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