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Thorn-Clarke Red Bordeaux Blend Barossa Valley Barossa Cuvée Shotfire Ridge 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The nose here is a bit gentle with sweet roasted fruit and subtle soft spices. The palate follows through with a soft, feathery appeal that highlights the roasted strawberry and black plum fruits. The finish gains a touch of wood spice and soil tones but this remains remarkable elegant Pinot that more winemakers should be emulating. 92pts

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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

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,906
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 03/01/2009

The nose here is a bit gentle with sweet roasted fruit and subtle soft spices. The palate follows through with a soft, feathery appeal that highlights the roasted strawberry and black plum fruits. The finish gains a touch of wood spice and soil tones but this remains remarkable elegant Pinot that more winemakers should be emulating. 92pts

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

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Snooth User: pkellepourey
359708106
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/12/2010

Smells good, very smooth and low tanin. For the price - a must have wine!


Snooth User: basilwino
2282621,040
3.50 5
10/08/2009

A nice Australian 5 grape blend. Has some heft and spice. Dark red. Distinctive wine with berries and plum with spice.


Snooth User: o5wahoo
17708219
3.50 5
05/07/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: magpie
42803108
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 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
Vintage: 2004 03/04/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,571
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 03/01/2009

Bright red cherry and chocolate nose, leading to a white pepper and bitter cherry mouth. Lots of bramble character, tending towards a gaminess.

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  • Snooth User: jkagel
    81001919
    0.00 5
    Vintage: 2003 04/28/2011

    Scored - 87

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

    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 04/18/2013

    The 2009 Terra Barossa Winemakers Selection 1 Litre Shiraz gives a very deep garnet-purple color and aromas of warm black cherry and fruits of the forest with some allspice and a whiff of white pepper. Medium-full bodied with a medium level of grainy tannins, it’s generous with the mid-palate ripe fruit flesh and the finish is medium-long. Drinking now, it should remain fresh to 2014.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 06/19/2013

    Mint, raspberry, black pepper, plum, blueberry pie and game nose. Very floral, deep, fruity and intensely juicy in the mouth. Attractive and very fine with lots of weight. Drink: 2012–2020. Alc: 14.5%


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 06/19/2013

    Deep red color. The wine is deep and rich smelling with dark fruits, plums, spice and oak. There is very rich fruit on the palate with plums, blackberry and sweet spice from the oak. The palate is vibrant and young with a flavorsome viscous mouthfeel which will develop complexity with time. There are some slightly chewy tannins which will soften with time ( and work at the dinner table) and there is great length of fruit flavor.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 04/18/2013

    This wine continues to impress year after year. Bright black plum, sweet spice and rich oak — a perfect barbecue match. Plus it’s a liter bottle, so you get another glass of this delicious wine for next to nothing.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/04/2012

    Deep, bright purple. Aromas of candied red and dark berries, with notes of mint and dried flowers adding complexity. A sweet, spicy midweight that offers juicy raspberry and cassis flavors and a hint of cracked pepper. Finishes bright and fresh, with good lift and lingering spiciness. Lots of straightforward fruit here and the price is right; it actually comes in a one-liter bottle.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/12/2012

    A glass-coating opaque purple color, it is ripe, rich, yet light on its feet; flavorful, layered, and well-balanced; a real bargin.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

    Wines from Australia's Barossa Valley have the reputation of being the epitome of New World style. Rich and full-bodied with wonderful, mouth-watering fruit, these wines have become exceptionally popular. This Shiraz definitely follows suit with a jammy nose of juicy blueberries and white pepper. It opens up on the palate with tart raspberry and a touch of red currant, followed by a multi-layered kick of oak that adds a smooth vanilla component. The finish is dry and peppery with lovely, fine grained tannins. This wine is big, opulent and full of flavor; at the same time, it is balanced by a bright touch of acidity, making it perfect with food. I would serve this with a heavier meal such as Filet Mignon Au Poivre, or a hearty beef stew with roasted root vegetables.


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