From the Belvidere and Moppa sub-regions of the Barossa. With maturation of equal parts French and American Oak (67% new). Unfiltered and un-fined.
Pirathon, Black, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2016
Concentrated, spice, ash, stewing plums, umami seaweed herbal hit, tarry pitch (almost liqueur like, reminiscent of aged Barossa fortifieds) with young pencilly oak. Sharp, nervy acidity taking over layers of smoky black/red fruits that have a “stare too long without blinking” intensity. Most elements feel ramped up to 11, but this is made for the long haul, so for now the oak and structure create a masterful shield against time.
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Pirathon