A new label for Vino Fino and New Zealand. Pirathon produce a range of full bodied Barossa Shiraz and that's all they do, and they do it very well. They are Shiraz specialists.
Pirathon Silver (previously know as Pirathon Shiraz) has won many awards throughout the years and the 2017 vintage maintains that level of premium consistency. Grapes were carefully selected and aged in new and seasoned oak barrels before being carefully blended. The resulting wine is plump, rich and full-bodied. It is so generously flavoured with complex ripe dark fruits.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Pirathon Silver (previously know as Pirathon Shiraz) has won many awards throughout the years and the 2017 vintage maintains that level of premium consistency. Grape lots were carefully selected and aged in new and seasoned oak barrels before carefully blended.
The nose consists of lifted dark fruits that dominate the aromatics (ripe plums, blackberry) with background cedar oak and spice nuances of smoked paprika and fennel. The palate is rich, smooth and powerful made to the stylistic template of Pirathon and the Barossa Valley. Immediate flavours of satsuma plums, boysenberry and dark chocolate are wound together with fine powdery coating tannins providing the structure and flavour persistence of the wine. Oak flavours are present with hints of cedar and spice adding complexity and texture. Balanced and approachable for drinking in its youth or if you prefer cellar over the next decade."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Wonderfully fruited and beautifully fragrant, the wine shows black/blueberry, vanilla, cedar and mixed spice aromas on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that’s supple and fleshy. It’s impressively weighted and intense, backed by silky tannins, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2027."
92/100 ozwinereview.com (2017 Vintage)
"An awful lot of dense, very ripe and chocolate raspberry mud cake flavour. Barossa flavour concentrated. Matured in 20% new oak, though you’d guess higher than that. It’s so chocolatey and dense, which is super appealing. Maybe too warm, but that flavour per glass ratio is very high. Well worth it. Best drinking: mid term drinking, now to eight years plus."