A Barossa Valley Bordeaux Blend.
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc and 16% Petit Verdot from the St. Kitts, Milton Park and Vabininge vineyards in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Sample submitted for review. The Shotfire Quartage has an SRP of $25 and can be found for as low as $16. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils.
From the bottle:
With a Barossa heritage of six generations, and years of carefully planned vineyard development, it's little wonder that Thorn-Clarke produces fine and true examples of the wines that have made this region world famous. When our ancestor James Goddard discovered gold in 1870 in Barossa at the Lady Alice mine, so began a family dynasty intrigued by geology. A fine legacy that is reflected today in the family's expertise in producing wines that characterise the individual terroir of our vineyards. Our Shotfire range of wines immortalises the shotfirer's hazardous job of setting and lighting the charges in the mines. As he cried 'fire's on' to clear the site quickly, he would run for shelter behind the nearest ridge.
We carefully selected the fruit for our Shotfire Quartage during March and April, before blending the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot components in the traditional style.
The 2015 Shotfire Quartage from Thorn-Clarke begins with a very enticing aroma of black cherry, blackberry, spice, leather and more. The full-bodied wine tastes rich and delicious. It's super smooth in the mouth with lovely integrated spice, cedar and dried herbs in addition to plenty more juicy dark berry fruit. This is one serious wine! Grippy, yet silky sweet tannins along with notes of chocolate and vanilla lead into the dry, very long finish.
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