Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley William Randell 2004

Avg Price: $51.99
3.67 5 0.5
Add
7 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit
  • WA: 92

    Wine Advocate Score

    92

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Canterbury Wines
Canterbury, AU (12,000 mi)
AUD 49.95
USD $
750ml
Buy Now

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. N... Read more

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

The impressive, full-bodied, opaque ruby/purple-colored 2002 Shiraz William Randall offers a classic combination of blackberries, licorice, pepper,... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

View Recipe


All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley William Randell

External Reviews for Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley William Randell

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Readers looking for an Australian imitation of a Marthaandrsquo;s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa should check out Thorn-Clarkeandrsquo;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 Marthaandrsquo;s Vineyard. Full-bodied, with moderate tannin, and an extremely long finish, it will be even better with 2andndash;3 years of bottle age, and should last for 15 plus.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

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.


Photos

+ Add Image

Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: 6.40 g/l grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Syrah Top Lists








Snooth Media Network