Another fine find from Australia, the Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz-Cabernet-Petit Verdot blend.
51% Shiraz, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot from the Barossa Valley, South Australia. The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels and has residual sugar of less than 4 g/L.
Sample submitted for review. The Terra Barossa Shiraz-Cabernet-Petit Verdot 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.
This Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot blend is not only a blend of grape varieties but also a blend of vineyard sites, each of which has its own unique terroir. Comprising these classic three red varietals, this wine displays full, rich, blackberry fruit and creamy oak. The tannins are fine and give the wine great length of flavor.
The 2016 Terra Barossa Shiraz-Cabernet-Petit Verdot from producer Thorn-Clarke begins with a very pleasant aroma of blackberry, plum and a little cranberry plus a good dollop of spice. When taking a sip the wine bursts with plentiful dark ripe berry fruit and licorice flavors. You'll also find some nice leather and spicy oak notes under all the berry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, this is a really tasty, very effective blend. Fine, grainy tannins lead into the long, dry finish of lingering licorice and chocolate.
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