2018 Pirathon Silver Label Shiraz
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2018 Pirathon Silver Label Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$22. 99
$275.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Stelvin

Pirathon is an ancient word for pinnacle with Shiraz considered to be Barossa’s pinnacle grape variety. Previously simply known as Pirathon Shiraz, with the addition of other wines to the Pirathon stable, this wine is now labelled as Silver Shiraz. Fruit is sourced from a variety of Barossa’s top sub districts including Greenock, Moppa, Belvedere, Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer with the resultant wine matured for 18 months in a combination of new and seasoned American, French and Hungarian oak hogsheads.

Rich, plump and well endowed with ripe dark fruits.

Impenetrable inky black in colour with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Sailing out of the glass with plenty of intensity are dark plum, liquorice and blackberry aromas which intermix with toasty vanillin oak, dark chocolate and spicy fennel. Full in body and voluptuously textured the palate is layered with rich blackberry, dark plum and liquorice fruits which are underscored by toasty vanillin oak, traces of fennel, dark chocolate and spicy pepper characters. Excellent depth and concentration with velvet smooth tannins finishing long and lavish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 15%