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2017 Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz

2017 Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz

Shiraz
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2030
Cork

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Shiraz
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2030
Cork
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferment temperatures remain in the 22-25 degree Celsius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into French oak for maturation for up to 12 months.

    An above average wet spring and cooler than average summer temperatures led to a later start to picking than normal. This combined with a long and mild ripening period meant that our fruit developed to a beautiful level of maturity on the vine.  This has led to outstanding flavours and perfumed, expressive wines.  The colours are vibrant and tannins are silky with a fine savoury finish.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Deep purple red. Aromas of ripe plums, cherries and earth with subtle notes of vanilla and cloves. The aromas follow through onto the palate with a fruit focus, subtle oak notes and soft, rounded tannins. The wine walks the line between medium and full bodied with a plush mouthfeel.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The Thorn-Clarke family are known as sixth generation wine region employees, establishing a winery to solidify their presence in the region. Wines are styled for premium consumption, with vineyards being paramount in the winemaking process. Grape growing is the primary activity, wine producing a by product of the years of experience with the vines. Thorn Clarke is a Barossa Valley based winery that sources fruit from premier vineyards in the Eden Valley and Barossa Valley. The individual vineyard sites are Mount Crawford and Milton Park (Eden) and Kabininge and St Kitts (Barossa). Whites are left to Eden Valley, reds to Barossa Valley. Modern winemaking techniques are applied in their updated and modern winery. Technology assists in the production of cleanly made, volume brands that convey their regionality but ultimately are style for easy, early consumption.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 91 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    This is youthful and charming, showing pristine fruit flavours of Black Doris plum and fresh raspberry with nuances of chocolate, vanilla and almond. The palate is succulent and nicely weighted, displaying lovely supple mouthfeel and velvety texture. Up front and highly enjoyable. NZ Distributor: Eurovintage.

    88 POINTS

    JOE CZERWINSKI - WINE ADVOCATE


    Cola and ripe blackberries mark the nose of the 2017 Terra Barossa Shiraz. It's a ripe, soft and fruit-sweet Shiraz, oozing with supple tannins and plush texture. No, it's not particularly concentrated, but it's delicious in a modern, fruit-driven style.

    88 POINTS

    CHRISTINA PICKARD - WINE ENTHUSIAST


    A touch reductive and meaty at the start, some swirling in glass makes room for notes of ripe blueberries and raspberries, dried earthy green herbs and violets to join the conversation. There's a burst of juicy fruit on the palate, gently gripped by savory tannins. It is a silky, easy-drinking drop.

    JOE CZERWINSKI - WINE ADVOCATE


    Cola and ripe blackberries mark the nose of the 2017 Terra Barossa Shiraz. It's a ripe, soft and fruit-sweet Shiraz, oozing with supple tannins and plush texture. No, it's not particularly concentrated, but it's delicious in a modern, fruit-driven style.

    ACCOLADES


    Gold Medal - New World Wine Awards
    Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits Competition
    Gold Medal - Korea Wine Challenge
    Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2018
    Bronze Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show
    Bronze Medal - Melbourne International Wine Challenge