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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
89065220,786
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
359708104
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
2282621,039
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
112,550
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
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    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 05/22/2011

    Crisp in texture and rather lean for a Barossa Shiraz, with juicy raspberry and red plum fruit, finishing on a licorice note. Drink now through 2013.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

    Dark and a bit chewy, this is generous with its blackberry and cherry flavors, which pick up tobacco and prune notes on the finish. Drink now through 2012.


    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 05/22/2011

    An unreal bargain is the 2005 Shiraz Terra Barossa. Super-deep with amazing QPR, it boasts an inky/ruby/purple color along with deep blackberry liqueur, smoky camphor, grilled meat, and toasty oak notes. Full-bodied, rich, and mouth-filling, this is a stunner to drink over the next 5-6 years.


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    Vintage: 2009 04/12/2011

    87 Points - Wine AdvocateThe 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


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/22/2011

    Absolutely outstanding, the 2002 Shiraz Terra Barossa boasts an inky/blue/purple color in addition to a distinctive perfume of eucalyptus intermingled with blackberry liqueur, licorice, and scorched earth. Dense and chewy, with gobs of fruit and glycerin, and a soft, succulent finish, this is a heck of a wine for $10! Drink it over the next 4-5 years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/22/2011

    Polished and lively. A juicy mouthful of blackberry and gentle spice flavors, lingering effortlessly on the round finish. Drink now through 2013.


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