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Ron Thorn Shiraz 2015, Thorn-Clarke

Australia / South Australia

Andy's Tasting Notes

With many iconic Australian Shiraz’s now priced at super premium levels it’s a relief to find this exceptional example has managed to maintain some sense of affordability. Produced only in exceptional vintages, it gives you everything you want from a world class Shiraz.

Drink now and enjoy till 2030.

Ron Thorn Shiraz is named in honour of owner Cheryl Clarke’s father.

Price per bottle £45.00

12 in stock

Producer Info

Thorn-Clarke have recently been awarded a 5* producer rating from James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion for the 10th consecutive year.

They have also had 11 wines rated at or above 90 points including two wines rated at 97 points. Ben Chapman, CEO – “This is our most successful ‘range review’ in James Halliday’s Wine Companion since we released our first wine in 1998. It is nice recognition of our efforts to ensure that the wines keep improving each year…”.

A true grandee of the Barossa Valley; Thorn-Clarke’s ancestors settled in the region in the 1870s and for six generations have been involved in the wine industry. The family prides itself on the environmental sustainability of their operations and have set the bar high to ensure their continued status as a premium wine producer par excellence.

Food matchBeef Wellington


Awards & Critic Reviews

Raymond Chan 19.5/20 “Full, dark, deep, near impenetrable black-hued garnet-red colour. The nose is very full and voluminous, and packed with ripe, rich fruit aromas of black plums and blackberries harmoniously melded with a layering of spicy new oak with vanilla, cedar and pencilly notes. Nuances of liquorice, spices and black pepper unfold to enrich the aromatics. The aromatics grow with a degree of finesse to exhibit sensationalism. Full-bodied, the palate has rich, intense, succulently sweet and vibrant flavours of ripe dark-red and black plums with blackberries, harmoniously melded with black pepper, liquorice and spices. The fruit intensity is remarkable and the flavours are layered with bold, exotic new oak with vanilla and cedar elements. This has great intensity, richness, depth, detail and dimension, the palate discretely forming a deep and densely concentrated heart with seamless power and drive. The considerable extraction is enveloped by the fruit richness, and the flavours carry with great linearity to a long and sustained finish of plums, spices, game and oak. This is a wonderfully rich and immensely concentrated and powerful, fully ripened Shiraz with flavours of plums, blackberries, spices, liquorice and a layering of exotic new oak, with deep structure. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 10-15+ years.”

97/100 Points – Bob Campbell MW

95/100 Points – Wine Advocate

Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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