Shotfire Shiraz 2015, Thorn-Clarke
Australia / South Australia
Andy's Tasting Notes
Classic Barossa Shiraz, with great depth, structure and vibrancy. Nothing jammy or ponderous about this example. The rich fruit is beautifully merged with impeccable oak and is finely balanced by discreet tannins and an overall silky mouthfeel.
Price per bottle £15.90
4 in stock
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 matchVersatile - all full flavoured foods.
Awards & Critic Reviews
Global Syrah/Shiraz Masters 2017: Gold
John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph October 2018 – “Sumptuous expression of Barossa Valley Shiraz, its flavour, texture and balance in absolute sync, thanks to winemaker Peter Kelly’s ability to merge the variety’s rich quantities and characters in such commanding fashion. Deep, peppery fruit flavours roll easily in tandem with soft tannins and enduring oak.”
18.5/20 – Raymond Chan – “Dark, deep, near impenetrable, black-hued purple-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full and voluminous with moderately deep aromas of blackberry fruit with nuances of black plums, and hints of dark raspberries. Soft, integrated notes of spices, liquorice and pepper add to the richness, and the nose reveals nuances of dark herbs. Full-bodied, the palate has vibrant flavours of ripe blackberries with dark raspberries, black plums and black pepper, with liquorice, spice and floral elements. The fruit is rich, sweet and mouth filling and underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction and grip lending structure and mouthfeel, with fresh acidity enhancing the vitality. The flavours show aromatic lift as they carry to a lingering finish. This is a rich and sweetly ripe Shiraz with vibrant blackberry and plum fruit along with raspberries, spices and liquorice on a finely extracted palate.”