Pirathon Blue Shiraz 2017

Pirathon (an ancient word meaning “pinnacle”) using a mix of growers in the north and western areas of the Barossa Valley, are focused singularly on Shiraz. Winemaker is now Adam Clay as Pirathon establish themselves as solid brand in their own right.

Pirathon, Blue, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2017

Smoky creosote, blueberry conserve with new leather, liquorice, black jelly bean, bourbon/vanilla oak and woody spice snap. Medium-full bodied. Svelte front palate with fast attack of grainy tannins. Blue/purple fruit depth with herbal twang. Finish of easy sweet mocha oak. A lighter expression (despite the ABV), but assuredly Barossa.

RRP: $18
Alc: 14.8%
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Pirathon

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