Syrah

Thorn Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2018

  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Syrah
Grapes
Syrah
Winery
Thorn Clarke
Region
Barossa Valley
Country
Australia
93 AVG
Drink it now or cellar for up to 8 years. It may benefit from decanting.

The Thorn-Clarke winery was born from the union of two families with a long wine tradition in the Barossa Valley. On the one hand, the family of Cheryl Clarke (née Thorn), who was one of the first settlers in the region, owns one of the oldest Shiraz vineyards in Australia. On the other hand, the family of David Clarke who was also a pioneer in the Barossa Valley, but above all famous for gold mining. An experienced geologist and wine lover, David began testing the land to identify the first plots of land to acquire and plant vines.

The Shiraz grapes were de-stemmed and fermented at a temperature of 22-25 degrees Celsius to ensure maximum fruity expression in the wine. The wine is then aged in American oak for 14 months (40% in new barrels and the rest in 2nd and 3rd passage barrels).

This delicious Shiraz has an intense dark red color with violet reflections. On the nose, it shows an elegant bouquet of ripe blackberries, raspberries, cherries, spices, and tobacco. On the palate, it is characterful, full-bodied, and explosive with flavors of dried apricots, caramelized figs, and marzipan combined with fragrant vanilla, and subtle coconut. Try this Shiraz with game, lamb, or barbecue.
Description
Drink it now or cellar for up to 8 years. It may benefit from decanting.

The Thorn-Clarke winery was born from the union of two families with a long wine tradition in the Barossa Valley. On the one hand, the family of Cheryl Clarke (née Thorn), who was one of the first settlers in the region, owns one of the oldest Shiraz vineyards in Australia. On the other hand, the family of David Clarke who was also a pioneer in the Barossa Valley, but above all famous for gold mining. An experienced geologist and wine lover, David began testing the land to identify the first plots of land to acquire and plant vines.

The Shiraz grapes were de-stemmed and fermented at a temperature of 22-25 degrees Celsius to ensure maximum fruity expression in the wine. The wine is then aged in American oak for 14 months (40% in new barrels and the rest in 2nd and 3rd passage barrels).

This delicious Shiraz has an intense dark red color with violet reflections. On the nose, it shows an elegant bouquet of ripe blackberries, raspberries, cherries, spices, and tobacco. On the palate, it is characterful, full-bodied, and explosive with flavors of dried apricots, caramelized figs, and marzipan combined with fragrant vanilla, and subtle coconut. Try this Shiraz with game, lamb, or barbecue.
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