2005 Pirathon (Kalleske) Shiraz Barossa Valley SKU #1036466

Price: $29.99

WE 93 RP 90
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Tasting Notes

93 points from The Wine Enthusiast and number #13 in their Top 100: "There’s no doubt this is done in what some critics might call a fruit-bomb style. But boy is it gorgeously made. The creamy-smooth mouthfeel and lush layers of flavors effortlessly carry palate-saturating notes of licorice and plum. Long on the finish, with a surprising degree of elegance. A blend of various growers’ fruit vinified by winemaker Troy Kalleske. Drink now thru 2015." (11/07) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pirathon is a new brand owned by wine enthusiast Stephen Ho and winemaker Troy Kalleske. The fruit is sourced from the Greenock Creek area to make this regional Shiraz. The 2005 Pirathon is opaque purple with an expressive perfume of toast, mineral, plum, and blueberry. Full-bodied, it offers layered sweet fruit, a firm mid-palate, good balance and excellent length. It has several years of aging potential but can be enjoyed now. It is an excellent value in Barossa Shiraz." (10/07)

Staff Reviews

  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    K&L Staff Member
    The Pirathon is full of deliciously ripe and tangy red fruit, with light brushes of oak and a touch of spice just for good measure. These are the types of bottles that are making me a believe that Aussie Shiraz can be more than overpowering, jammy and sweet. This is a great mid-range bottle to enjoy when you feel like something smooth and easy.


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