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Thorn Clarke Shotfire Quartage Red 2015

Barossa Valley
95 Points

95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday


$27.00 $19.95

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95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday

When the Clarke forbears discovered gold in 1870 at the Lady Alice mine in the
Barossa goldfields, so began a family dynasty intrigued by geology. A fine legacy
that is reflected today in the terroir of our vineyards. The Shotfire range
immortilises the Shotfirer’s hazardous job of setting and lighting the charges in the
Deep red with brick hues. Lifted berry, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried oregano
aromas. The palate doesn’t disappoint with a multitude of flavours melding
together to form the wines flavour, starting with red berries and anise. On release
the tannins for the fruit and oak are firm and long, the generosity of fruit is
balanced by an elegance provided by natural acidity. The wine is full bodied and

“This 2015 release is on the mark again. It’s ripe and bold but mellow too; it’s already settling into a sound drinking zone. Blackberry, earth, leather, some undergrowth, some mocha, a eucalyptus lift. Strong tannin but it suits the full-bodied style. It’s in a good place, but it will keep and mature over a longish period too.” – 93 Points Campbell Mattinson

“A Long-established blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot and merlot that has often exceeded expectations, both with the quality of the estate-grown fruit, the way the components are handled in the winery, and the blending process.  Everything about the wine defies the normal yawn that greets Barossa Valley Bordeaux blends with it bright mouthfeel and cedary fruit flavours.” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday





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