Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Barossa Shiraz 2018
Rich dark fruits fill the glass, supported by a hint of black pepper and winter spice. A generous palate with characters of black cherry and dark chocolate.
The wine has an intense red colour with vivid purple hues reflecting the power of the vintage. On the nose, aromas of rich dark fruits fill the glass, supported by a hint of black pepper and winter spice. A generous palate with characters of black cherry and dark chocolate. All of this is supported by opulent, mouth-filling tannins which lead to a long finish and plush mouthfeel.
The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for red varieties to ripen. This, along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in wines with great depth of varietal flavours, excellent tannin structure and colour along with a long balanced finish. Reds from 2018 will age well due to their intense concentration and power.
When the Clarke forbears discovered gold in 1870 at the Lady Alice mine in the Barossa goldfields, so began a family dynasty intrigued by geology. A fine legacy that is reflected today in the terroir of their vineyards. The Shotfire range
immortilises the Shotfirer’s hazardous job of setting and lighting the mining charges.
Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.