The rush to buy Barossa Valley shiraz doesn’t leave much room in the shopping trolley for Barossa cabernet. Shame.
It’s sitting quietly on the shelves, often ignored, waiting patiently for greater recognition. Pirathon gives the grape a bit of a leg up with a 2018 example from the Moppa sub-region that combines generosity a la Barossa style in combination with a distinctive cabernet expression.
The scent is redolent of mulberry, cassis, black cherry, earth.
Supple and flavoursome, it is the line of fine tannin running the length of the palate that brings a real sense of presence and structure in the glass, the suggestion of elegance even, providing guidance to the flavours of violet, ripe black berries, woody spice, licorice and vanilla.
It’s a dense, flowing cabernet style that will make an impression about Barossa cabernet that is for the good.