2017 Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon

Felix Gentle

"Dark berries, and eucalypt lift. Touch of violet florals too. The palate is plump with berried-fruit, savoury leafiness, and firmly structured tannins."

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Felix Gentle

"Dark berries, and eucalypt lift. Touch of violet florals too. The palate is plump with berried-fruit, savoury leafiness, and firmly structured tannins."

Felix Gentle

RRP: $26.00 per bottle46% OFF

$13.99

(buy 6 or more)

$14.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $3.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

The Barossa is just about Shiraz, right? Maybe a little Grenache and Mataro for good measure?

Well, here's a wine that is the perfect reminder that Barossa Valley makes some of the country's best Cabernet too.

From the Clarke family, this Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon strikes that perfect balance between lots of rich Barossan flavour and yet not trying to be heavy and jammy. As the late Raymond Chan said in a review last year, this is 'full-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion, but has depth, intensity and penetration of blackcurrant fruit'.

You could honestly pay $25 a bottle for Barossan reds that taste like this and be happy. Of course, you won't pay anywhere near that amount here at The Wine Collective.

Expert Reviews

91 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitAttractively fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows Black Dori plum, vanilla, dark mushroom and cedar characters with a touch of spicy complexity. The palate is equally delightful with lovely mid palate weight and plump mouthfeel, finishing persistent and silky.
Raymond ChanDark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is elegantly concentrated and tightly bound with pure aromas of blackcurrant fruit with subtle notes of blackberries and cassis entwined with fresh and dark herbs, showing mint, unfolding a little menthol. This has clarity and definition. Full-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion, but has depth, intensity and penetration of blackcurrant fruit with notes of fresh and dark herbs, mint and cassis. The fruit is underlined by moderate tannin extraction lending good structure and supple grip with integrated acidity, and the wine carries to a light, lingering finish of blackcurrants. This is an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with blackcurrant, dark herb, mint and cassis flavours on a supple, fine-textured palate. 17.5 / 20.

Tech stuff

Cabernet Sauvignon
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2026
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

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.

How was it made?

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.

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.

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