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Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley Terra Barossa 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep red colour. The wine is deep and rich smelling with dark fruits, plums and spice with some good 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 flavoursome viscous mouthfeel which will develop complexity with time. There are some slightly chewy tannins which will soften with time and there is great length of fruit flavour.

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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 Shiraz Barossa Valley Terra Barossa

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Snooth User: biondanonima
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4.00 5
05/28/2010

Had a glass of this at a restaurant last night - very velvety mouthfeel, big and fruit-forward, soft tannins. Gorgeous dark purple-red color too. Loved everything about it except the price ($10 for a glass), but I know that was restaurant markup. For the prices quoted here, it's a great choice.


Snooth User: ehrenfrd
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3.00 5
05/23/2010

Good very drinkable. Bold and fruity with a very big jam component. This is definitely an Australian fruit blast. There's a little bit of spice on the mid-palate and the finish is pretty full. For meals, you need a big favor contrast - - think red meat, strong cheeses, onions.


Snooth User: Mapk
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3.50 5
04/22/2011

Lots of plumb on the nose, full of ripe fruit and earthiness.


Snooth User: morisbelvins
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3.50 5
02/22/2011

huge fruit on the nose and up front on the palate, fruit seems to get a little richer or darker mid palate. great big spicy, earthy finish, slightly tannic with an ever so slight bit of heat. one of the better less complex wines i've had.


Snooth User: Tippmeister
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3.00 5
10/08/2009

Simple jammy yumminess, hard to beat at $14/liter.


Snooth User: Dwineman
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4.00 5
02/09/2011

I am enjoying a bottle right now. It is VERY fruity. It is also very affordable. The taste is very pleasing. It has a little spice -- but lots of licorice, plumb, and other fruit tastes. If you like big and bold you will love this one.


Snooth User: dirtexpress
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3.00 5
04/26/2010

I bought 2 cases, It was very bitter at first. As the sediment falls out its is gets much better. If you open a bottle and take 1/2 galss out ant then store in frdge for two day it accelerates the process. It is 3, now but maybe a 4 or 5 later. The aroma of this wine is excellent.


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External Reviews for Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley Terra Barossa

External Review
06/22/2011

Deep red color. The wine is deep and rich, smelling of dark fruits, plums and spice, with some good 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.


External Review
05/23/2011

Ruby-red. Spicy blackberry and blueberry on the nose, with licorice, espresso and fresh violet notes gaining volume with air. Pliant dark fruit flavors display liqueur-like density and are a bit four-square, with strong back-end sweetness. Finishes soft and gently persistent. A bit simple but has tasty fruit.


External Review
05/23/2011

The Thorn-Clarke family has a long history in the Barossa and have been grape growers in the Barossa since the 1870s. Terra Barossa pays tribute to the rich, fertile soils of the region which contribute to wines of such great character. This wine has a beautiful dark purple color and aromas of dark berries on the nose. On the palate you get jammy plum, raspberries and dark chocolate with subtle tannins. There is a nice balance of oakiness combined with a lengthy finish that shows depth and a smooth mouthfeel. Excellent to serve with grilled and barbecued meats.


External Review
01/04/2012

Consistently awarded 90+ point scores from famed wine critics, the star of the Thorn-Clarke lineup is the Terra Barossa Shiraz. Lush and full, with rich black cherry, currant and fresh ground pepper. One of the best buys in Australian Shiraz, no matter the vintage mdash; you can never go wrong with this wine! Pairs great with lamb, Cajun chicken and braised pork dishes.


External Review
01/04/2012

The 2008 Terra Barossa Shiraz is opaque purple-colored. Aromas of pencil lead, pepper, violets, blackberry, and blueberry lead to a medium to full-bodied Shiraz with excellent depth and concentration, layered flavors, and a pure finish. It is an outstanding value for drinking over the next 5ndash;7 years.


External Review
05/23/2011

This is firm, wrapping its chewy tannins around a core of tobacco-accented cherry and spice flavors. Best from 2010 through 2015.


External Review
05/23/2011

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.


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Deep red colour. The wine is deep and rich smelling with dark fruits, plums and spice with some good 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 flavoursome viscous mouthfeel which will develop complexity with time. There are some slightly chewy tannins which will soften with time and there is great length of fruit flavour.

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