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Bordeaux Blendx






Shotfire Quartage 2017, Thorn-Clarke

Australia / South Australia

Andy's Tasting Notes

Rich red and black fruits, spice, herbs, refined tannins and understated oak. This has a lot going on yet is a very balanced and poised red.

An unusual but seriously impressive red for its price.  Fascinating blend with each grape contributing to a multi-layered complex and very satisfying finale.

47% Cabernet Sauvignon
31% Cabernet Franc
12% Petit Verdot
10% Malbec

If possible, decant one hour before serving.

This bears more than a passing resemblance to Californian ‘Meritage’ bottlings  but at a fraction of the price.

Price per bottle £15.90

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 matchRoast beef


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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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