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Thorn-Clarke Chardonnay Eden Valley Terra Barossa 2009

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The crisp, natural acids in this wine have been preserved, allowing for a lively, vibrant Chardonnay that may appeal to Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio drinkers. Incredible depth of flavors, incorporating melon, orchard pear, Granny Smith apple and lemon fruits. Bright and focused, perfect for summertime sipping or pairing with grilled oyster or baked halibut.

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Thorn-Clarke:
The Thorn-Clarke family already has a long history in the Barossa - six generations of involvement in the region's world famous wine industry. We take a long-term view of the future and our goal is unashamedly to be still growing grapes and making wine for another six generations. We recognise and value the role that our suppliers, distributors, retailers and customers play in this goal and we ... Read more
The Thorn-Clarke family already has a long history in the Barossa - six generations of involvement in the region's world famous wine industry. We take a long-term view of the future and our goal is unashamedly to be still growing grapes and making wine for another six generations. We recognise and value the role that our suppliers, distributors, retailers and customers play in this goal and we seek to develop sustainable partnerships based on loyalty, trust and quality. Read less

External Reviews for Thorn-Clarke Chardonnay Eden Valley Terra Barossa

External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

The crisp, natural acids in this wine have been preserved, allowing for a lively, vibrant Chardonnay that may appeal to Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio drinkers. Incredible depth of flavors, incorporating melon, orchard pear, Granny Smith apple and lemon fruits. Bright and focused, perfect for summertime sipping or pairing with grilled oyster or baked halibut.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Australian Chardonnays are perfect for those seeking a break from the heavy, oaky style of California, and Thorn-Clarke is a producer of awesome wines that are among the best values in the store. What else can I say? The Terra Barossa Chardonnay opens with a bright nose and presents hints of all the usual delicious Chardonnay staples: apple, melon and a touch of fresh hay.


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Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

The color is greenish-gold. Aromas of pineapples and pears with a touch of yeast from the lees. The alcohol ebbs and flows within a very pleasant range on the tongue. Think of warm homemade applesauce with a dollop of apple butter and a touch of cinnamon spice sprinkled on top. It has a firm weight in the mouth without being heavy. The long finish is punctuated by wisps of oak and wild raspberries.


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Members of the Thorn-Clarke family have been in the business of growing grapes dating back to the 1870s. They strongly believe in producing wines of ldquo;great complexity, elegance and balance.rdquo; The Eden Valley Chardonnay is a prime example of their finesse in making wine. Aromas of peach and mango are enticing from the start, and show through on the palate as well. There is a touch of toasty oak, but the ripe fruitiness shines through. It has depth and body, with a finish that is long and creamy. Fabulous wine at a bargain price!


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Light, bright yellow. Fresh pear and melon aromas are complicated by smoky lees and dried flowers. Pliant orchard fruit flavors coat the palate and are firmed by juicy acidity on the back. Clings nicely on the finish, with the floral quality repeating.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

This sneaks up on you. A pretty, open-textured wine at first, but the pear, melon and spice flavors just keep sailing on, getting deeper and longer. It has elegance and restraint, but wonrsquo;t shortchange on flavor. Drink now through 2012.



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