Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley William Randell 2001

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Power with Glory. This wine is strictly an individual barrel selection. Only the very best barrels were used in this ...

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Readers looking for an Australian imitation of a Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa should check out Thorn-Clarke's 2004 Shiraz William... Read more

The flagship red from the makers of the Milton Park, Terra Barossa and Shotfire Ridge labels. Sinfully rich and smooth, with luscious complexity - ... Read more

Inky ruby. Deep, brooding, primary nose reluctantly yields scents of blackberry liqueur, kirsch, blackcurrant, chocolate, espresso, vanilla, cured ... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Readers looking for an Australian imitation of a Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa should check out Thorn-Clarke's 2004 Shiraz William Randell. Huge, minty, black cherry, and blackberry aromas jump from the glass of this intense red. It bears an unreal resemblance to some of the pre-1985 vintages of Heitz Martha's Vineyard. Full-bodied, with moderate tannin, and an extremely long finish, it will be even better with 2-3 years of bottle age, and should last for 15 plus.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The flagship red from the makers of the Milton Park, Terra Barossa and Shotfire Ridge labels. Sinfully rich and smooth, with luscious complexity - layers of fruit and spice, particularly black and white pepper, are just waiting to unfold in your mouth. Bold, and yet beautiful. A real winner!


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Inky ruby. Deep, brooding, primary nose reluctantly yields scents of blackberry liqueur, kirsch, blackcurrant, chocolate, espresso, vanilla, cured tobacco and candied licorice. Deep and packed with ripe, concentrated fruit, with exotic oak spice notes and a subtle vanilla quality folding seamlessly into the wild array of suave dark berry flavors. Finishes with broad, chewy tannins and a late hit of cherry skin. It would be a shame to open this anytime soon, but if you must, at least give it a few hours in a decanter.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The impressive, full-bodied, opaque ruby/purple-colored 2002 Shiraz William Randall offers a classic combination of blackberries, licorice, pepper, spice box, underbrush, camphor, and a touch of mint. With great structure, concentration, and definition, it requires 1-2 years of cellaring, and should age for 10-15 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Displays rich, ripe fruit, dense dark plums and cassis wrapped in layers of coffee and vanilla.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2001 Shiraz William Randall, the most expensive offering I tasted from Thorn-Clarke, did not score as high as the 2002 Shiraz Shotfire Ridge. Nevertheless, it is a serious effort displaying a deep purple color along with aromas of chocolate, mint, blackberries, and cassis. Revealing good delineation along with plenty of power, tannin, and depth, it should drink well for 10-15 years. That's an advantage over its Shotfire Ridge, Terra Barossa, and Milton Park siblings. Readers who missed the reviews in issue #147 should realize that Thorn-Clarke produces a bevy of extraordinary bargains.


Winemaker's Notes:

Power with Glory. This wine is strictly an individual barrel selection. Only the very best barrels were used in this blend. William Randell Shiraz has all the power you would expect from a Barossa Valley Shiraz, while retaining the finesse and complexity of a world-class wine. The wine displays rich, ripe fruit, dense dark plums and cassis wrapped in layers of coffee and vanilla.

Power with Glory. This wine is strictly an individual barrel selection. Only the very best barrels were used in this blend. William Randell Shiraz has all the power you would expect from a Barossa Valley Shiraz, while retaining the finesse and complexity of a world-class wine. The wine displays rich, ripe fruit, dense dark plums and cassis wrapped in layers of coffee and vanilla.

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