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Opaque violet in the glass, with aromas of luscious black fruits, leather & tar, mouth-filling black plum, blackberry, baking spice and scorched ea... Read more
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It seems pretty young for now although I like the complexity of the different fruit flavors. Read more
Food Pairings for Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley James Goddard
Opaque violet in the glass, with aromas of luscious black fruits, leather & tar, mouth-filling black plum, blackberry, baking spice and scorched earth dancing with fine tannins over a long finish. It did right by our lamb shanks and our guests.
It seems pretty young for now although I like the complexity of the different fruit flavors.
Decanted 1 hour. Incredibly dark, almost black, in the decanter and glass, staining both. Big, sweet blackberry fruit flavors, but surprisingly mild tannins in this wine make it very easy to quaff. No heat as previously detected in March of last year. Just a very smooth, tasty, fruitbomb of a wine. I like it!
Great nose of blackberry and plum with a touch of heat. Flavors of plum, black cherries, and scorched earth. Nice integration of tannins, fruit and acidity. Everything works in this wine. Outstanding - 91 points. Note: #57 in Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines of 2007.
I liked this wine, but it was somewhat ordinary. It was good, just nothing extraordinary. I has a nice nose, legs, and body. But, it is too light for the substance you expect to be there. Nice for a family dinner with pasta and homemade sauce.
Blackberry and oak. Fruitbomb fans will pounce on this. Great value and a wine to introduce new folks to for a red wine.
External Reviews for Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley James Goddard
The Shotfire Ridge cuvee is awesome. For readers who want something big, there are 6,000 cases of the lavish 2002 Shiraz Shotfire Ridge. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a big, sweet, smoky, peppery, blackberry liqueur-scented nose followed by bold flavors of roasted meats, dried herbs, scorched earth, and spice. An incredible value, with huge body and massive fruit as well as glycerin, it is almost too good to be true. But it is! Drink it over the next decade.
One cannot help but be overcome by the incredible size and scope of these wines from Thorn-Clarke. Bold and decadent, the Shotfire Shiraz is a breathtaking wine reminiscent of melted chocolate and cherry liquor. Tannins are deftly integrated, giving definition and lift to the buckets of ripe, anise-tinged fruit and vanilla-scented oak.
Medium ruby. Toasty, tarry aromas of singed plum and dark cherry, along with sweeter notes of boysenberry and blackberry. Much more restrained than the Barossa cuveacute;e, with nicely delineated dark berry, espresso and licorice flavors. Fans of big, dense, sweet California zinfandel should be all over this wine, as it shares the same aromatic and flavor profile as top-notch zin at half the price. Finishes with a lush cregrave;me de cassis flavors and enticing lingering sweetness.
A 'lifted' nose of blackberry and cherry is complemented by hints of spicy oak, on the palate soft tannins and lovely fruit characters make this a wine that is wonderfully drinkable now.
The potent, heady, dense ruby/purple-hued 2003 Shiraz Shotfire Ridge reveals a classic South Australian perfume of blackberries, licorice, pepper, and earth. More firmly structured with more noticeable tannin than the 2002, it is a medium to full-bodied, fruit-filled, attractive Shiraz to consume over the next 2ndash;3 years.
Raisin fruit aromas complement chocolate, caramel and vanilla oak notes. The palate is endowed with ripe berry fruit, cregrave;me brulee and dark chocolate flavors that are rich and viscous, finishing with velvety soft tannins.
Big, rich and concentrated, a huge mouthful of peppery black cherry, plum and exotic spice flavors pulling themselves together into a supple wine that actually strives for elegance. Itrsquo;s all in the balance, which lets the rich flavors ride on a sleek track and linger beautifully. Tannins are refined. Best from 2008 through 2020.
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