2017 Pirathon Blue Barossa Shiraz

2017 Pirathon Blue Barossa Shiraz

Rick’s Picks
93 Points Sam Kim
2017 Pirathon Blue Barossa Shiraz
93 Points Sam Kim

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A great discount on this bold and classy Barossa Shiraz. From top vineyards in more elevated parts of northwestern Barossa, Pirathon meaning 'pinnacle' is a great example of the modern adage for Aussie wine as 'rich but sophisticated.' With ethical and sustainable winemaking behind all the flavour, this is a discerning version of the modern Aussie. Drink now or age a while.

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Elsewhere up to $26.99 Save $7 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Pirathon is an ancient word for pinnacle, referring to the north-western Barossa as the pinnacle sub-appellation for Shiraz. Pirathon Shiraz is a full bodied wine encompassing the great flavour, texture and structure of the north-western Barossa. Higher altitude, gullies, hills, slopes, and undulations provide different topographies, microclimates and individualistic parcels of grapes with unique flavours and characters from their own site. Grapes for Pirathon are grown by dedicated high quality growers in the Greenock, Moppa, Belvedere, Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer districts of the north-western Barossa. Many of these growers' families have been growing grapes here for generations. The grapes for Pirathon Shiraz are traditionally handcrafted in open top fermenters and basketpressed before maturing in barrel. Each vineyard adds its own exclusive dimension to Pirathon Shiraz and combined they produce the ultimate blend. Pirathon Shiraz showcases and celebrates the pinnacle north-western Barossa region and pinnacle Barossa grape with a complex and distinguished wine.

What The Critics Say

93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"This is splendidly fruited and inviting on the nose showing dark fruit richness together with seductive notes of anise, roasted hazelnut, cocoa and floral. The palate delivers excellent weight and fruit intensity, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and fine-grained tannins. It’s rich and generous with a lengthy delicious finish. AU$18.00. www.pirathon.com. Oct 2019." Drink 2019 - 2027

91/100 The Wine Front

"Barossa Valley shiraz with 14% cabernet sauvignon. The cabernet inclusion works well here. It’s a sweet, plum-driven red but that cabernet dustiness helps give it both breadth and shape. There are sweet, roasted nut characters here too along with dry spice/clove. It’s not a profound wine but it has good richness and finishes well. Value." Drink 2020 - 2026

90/100 Cameron Douglas MS

“A lovely bouquet of Shiraz with an intense, spicy and fruity attack. Aromas and flavours of dark berries and plum, black licorice, toasty oak and cacao. Warm and dry on the palate, quite weighty with the fruit core, alcohol and oak all contributing to the fullness and mouth filling expression. Raspberry and black pepper, cacao and a touch of meat. Firm tannins, nice acid line and lengthy finish. Well made and ready to enjoy with food that includes cream or cheese. ”

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

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  • Maturity

    2019 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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