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Pirathon Barossa Shiraz

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Pirathon Barossa Shiraz

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Very interesting wine, seemingly sourced from top-quality subdistricts in the northwest corner of the Barossa, and which carries its alcohol well, the red and black fruits of the finish persistent and quite elegant.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
In a spectacular custom bottle, you’re getting a lot of Kalleske Shiraz for your buck here. It’s a juicy, fruity style, reminiscent of spicy stewed rhubarb and plums. There’s no need to cellar it, so get stuck in right away. Give it a bit of a chill as this will tame its alcohol.
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Evolving licorice bouquet, with a touch of green coming through. Similar palate. "Almost perfect!" said one judge.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
The flavour to dollar ratio is, to say the least, impressive; oceans of plum, prune and blackberry fruits, and well-controlled extract; good wine from the difficult '07.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Deep, inky style with complex, earthy aromas and brimming over with lingering rich, meaty flavours.
Winestate 2009
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Inky black in the glass, it has some tarry, very rich Barossa regional shiraz aromas and lots of sweet open-grained oak. There's plenty of tannin too, plums and sweet punchy coconut oak, finishing thick and toasty. Bit of a bruiser.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Deep colour; blackberry, dark chocolate and blackberry aromas; a richly textured, full-bodied palate, but with soft, evenly distributed tannins and showing no excessive alcohol or extract characters; very impressive wine at its price point.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
A powerful, generous wine with delightful varietal fruit intensity combined seamlessly with some amazing oak, lively acid and warming alcohol. An excellent and faultless wine. Enjoy!
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A wonderfully complex wine that lives up to its War & Peace back label description of the vineyard sources and winemaking techniques; luscious, velvety, sweet black fruits, chocolate and mocha; plush tannins; great value.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Pirathon is an ancient Barossan word for pinnacle. All right, not Barossan but apparently some ancient language somewhere. This is made by Troy Kalleske, one of the Barossa's young superstar winemakers. It doesn't qualify for the Kalleske badge, which adorns wines made from estate-grown grapes—these were bought in—but it has the magic touch just the same. It is a delicious, bold, chocolatey number.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
91
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
The Kalleske family have been grapegrowers in the Barossa Valley for five generations. Their vineyard is grown organically, parts of it biodynamically. 2005 RELEASE This tastes like a wine of double the price. It's tight, tannic, almost ferrous in both its structure and flavour, shafts of ironstone keeping exuberant, high-octane, dark fruit flavour in sturdy check. It's a warm, generous, tasty package, and the flavour lingers brilliantly. DRINK 2008-2012.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
92

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