Pertaringa’s flagship wines, this classic Shiraz from McLaren vale is deeply coloured, exhibiting beautiful aromas of new leather, spice and a hint of freshly roasted coffee. The palate is dense with layers of black fruit, dark cherries, plum, star anise and peppered game supported by a length of ripe tannins and aromatic French oak. Over The Top Shiraz goes far too well with braised beef brisket and grilled peppered steak.
92 Points - James Halliday
'Archetypal yet restrained McLaren Vale style; a melange of black fruits and dark chocolate; silky tannins, good mouthfeel.'
A deep, dark almost opaque black plum red with purple tinges. From one of the most outstanding vintages the 2002 undercover shiraz bouquet is a fruit 'elixir'. Concentrated blackberries, plums, followed by big chocolaty/spicy flavours. Soft, supple mouthfeel with lingering juicy fruit balanced by fine grained oak tannin with a persistent long finish.