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Thorn-Clarke Red Bordeaux Blend Barossa Valley Barossa Cuvée Shotfire Ridge 2004

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For three consecutive years, this vineyard has unquestionably behaved like a Burgundy grand cru site, justifying our decision to purchase the 40 acre tract adjacent to the original Beaux Frères vineyard to obtain this nine acre treasured morsel with perfect exposition. The Dijon clones appear right at home on this steep hillside with perfect South/Southeast exposure. The three vintages produced thus far have exceeded our expectations. The 2004 Upper Terrace is by far the richest most backward, potentially complex and densest of the Beaux Frères offerings. The rich ruby/purple color is just beginning to lighten at the edge. The bouquet is a combination of black raspberry, blackberry, and deep, dark, broodingly smoky black cherries. As the wine sits in the glass, subtle whiffs of smoldering embers and mountain flowers also emerge. In the mouth striking richness, intensity, as well as suppleness make it the most accessible Upper Terrace yet produced. The 2004 is much sexier out of the gate than the blockbuster 2002, and appears more evolved aromatically than the large scaled 2003. We believe it is another fabulous effort from the vineyard, which represents a new standard for complex, artisanal, hand-crafted Pinot Noir from Oregon. It should hit it's peak in four to five years and drink well for 15. Sadly production is unusually tiny.

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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

Member Reviews for Thorn-Clarke Red Bordeaux Blend Barossa Valley Barossa Cuvée Shotfire Ridge

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Snooth User: magpie
42803108
0.00 5
02/06/2008

More restrained than the Shotfire Shiraz, this delivers powerful flavor but is smooth and controlled.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
03/04/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Thorn-Clarke Red Bordeaux Blend Barossa Valley Barossa Cuvée Shotfire Ridge

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/31/2012

This one has layers and layers of gorgeous plum, blueberry and currant flavors on a satiny, plush frame, shaded with lovely exotic mushroom notes as the finish rolls on and on. Beautifully put together and pointed toward longevity, expect this to las... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2004 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/02/2009

Subtle, with a deceptively easy entry, offering lithe texture and cherry, plum and a distinct stony note that pick up steam and then hang on beautifully as the finish sails on and on, hinting late at sassafras. Tannins are well-integrated. Best from ... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2004 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard 750ml



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For three consecutive years, this vineyard has unquestionably behaved like a Burgundy grand cru site, justifying our decision to purchase the 40 acre tract adjacent to the original Beaux Frères vineyard to obtain this nine acre treasured morsel with perfect exposition. The Dijon clones appear right at home on this steep hillside with perfect South/Southeast exposure. The three vintages produced thus far have exceeded our expectations. The 2004 Upper Terrace is by far the richest most backward, potentially complex and densest of the Beaux Frères offerings. The rich ruby/purple color is just beginning to lighten at the edge. The bouquet is a combination of black raspberry, blackberry, and deep, dark, broodingly smoky black cherries. As the wine sits in the glass, subtle whiffs of smoldering embers and mountain flowers also emerge. In the mouth striking richness, intensity, as well as suppleness make it the most accessible Upper Terrace yet produced. The 2004 is much sexier out of the gate than the blockbuster 2002, and appears more evolved aromatically than the large scaled 2003. We believe it is another fabulous effort from the vineyard, which represents a new standard for complex, artisanal, hand-crafted Pinot Noir from Oregon. It should hit it's peak in four to five years and drink well for 15. Sadly production is unusually tiny.

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