2017 Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz

2017 Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz

Sabine Duval

"Rich and fresh with vibrant dark berry fruit, mulberries and cedar oak on the finish."

Sabine Duval

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Sabine Duval

"Rich and fresh with vibrant dark berry fruit, mulberries and cedar oak on the finish."

Sabine Duval

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*

Behind the scenes, there is more to the Barossa Valley than big brands and huge marketing budgets.



There are families like the Clarke's, who are one of the most important independent grape growers in the Barossa, yet only make a very small amount of their own wines.



They're a name that can often get overlooked, but are the beating heart of the region AND they make tasty wines.

Take this Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz as reference. Instead of forking out $$$ for something made without heart, you get medal-winning quality AND you're supporting two generations of the Clarke family!

This Shiraz already has 94 points under its other label and has wooed everyone with that Barossan plump flavour. Real red wine, in excellent form.

Expert Reviews

91 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitThis 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 AdvocateCola 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 EnthusiastA 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 AdvocateCola 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.

Tech stuff

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

Light

Full

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.

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.

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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