Multi-faceted and quite satisfying, the Terra Barossa Shiraz from Thorn-Clarke Wines.
Sample submitted for review. The Terra Barossa Shiraz has an SRP of $15 and is available for as low as $12. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils.
Thorn-Clarke Wines is a result of six generations of Barossa grape growing heritage. Family owned and Barossa grown, our wines are nurtured from the vineyard to the bottle, giving us complete control over quality. The free draining soil structure combined with the continental climate of warm days and cool nights enables us to produce elegant wines with good varietal characteristics.
Our Terra Barossa Shiraz displays good fruit lift and fragrance on the nose. The distinctive, ripe plum flavors are complemented by soft tannins and an appealing spiciness.
Back in the good old days, it seemed like you could always find good Shiraz cheap. Then things seemed to take a turn for the worse, with lots of overproduction and lower quality. Well, based on what we've been tasting lately, Australia is making quite a comeback! Today we have another great example.
The 2016 Terra Barossa Shiraz from producer Thorn-Clarke begins with abundant aromas of ripe plum plus black cherry, black pepper, licorice and vanilla with a touch of sage. It's a very enticing and satisfying bouquet. Taking a sip reveals a smooth, plush wine full of ripe dark fruit, spice and licorice with some mocha and tobacco undertones. Medium to full-bodied and with fresh acidity, this is a great example of a multi-faceted Shiraz. Grippy tannins lead into the dry, long, dark-fruit and oaky spice filled finish.
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