Thorn Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2014
90 Points – Wine Spectator
The Shotfire range immortilises the Clarke’s ancestry in the Barossa goldfields and the Shotfirer’s hazardous job of setting and lighting the charges in the mines.
A lifted nose of clean blackberry fruit accompanied by cedar wood characters, the oak elements are complex and layered with mocha and spices. The palate shows sweet fruit characters dominated by blackberry and plum, complimented by sweet Indian spices. The sweet fruit characters are balanced by interesting savoury elements adding to the complexity. The mid-weight palate is complimented by fine-grained tannins and great length of savoury fruit and oak.