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Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2020 (Barossa Valley)

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2020 (Barossa Valley)

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The 2020 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz is a bold and elegant wine from the Barossa Valley, showcasing dense blackberry and plum fruits with hints of five spice, smoke, and dark chocolate. With a rich and generous palate, this wine boasts ripe black plum, black pepper, and liquorice flavours, supported by integrated oak and long savoury tannins. Perfect for cellaring or enjoying now for its vibrant fruit expression.

"I remember hanging out on the American wine nerd forums 20 years ago. I'm not proud but it is what it is. The Shotfire wines were much loved by the yanks, 'great QPR' (quality-to-price-ratio) was the regular cry. It's still a great wine flush with ripe plum and berry fruits, spice, meaty facets, licorice, chocolate and earth. Medium bodied with a pleasing fruit flow and a scatter of dried herbs on the vibrant finish."
90 Points - Dave Brookes, Halliday's Wine Companion, 04 May 2024

Wine Specifications

Variety: Shiraz

Size: 750mL

Region: Barossa Valley

ABV: 14.7%

Vintage: 2020

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Winery & Vintage Info

When the Clarke forbears discovered gold in 1870 at the Lady Alice mine in the Barossa goldfields, so began a family dynasty intrigued by geology. A fine legacy that is reflected today in the terroir of our vineyards. The Shotfire range immortalises the Shotfirer’s hazardous job of setting and lighting the charges.

The grapes were de-stemmed into fermenters. Ferments were pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferments remain in the 22-25ËšC range which allows maximum fruit expression in the wine. Pressing occurs approximately seven days after fermentation commences and the wine is then filled to American oak to mature (14 months in 40% new American hogsheads with the balance going into 2nd and 3rd fill barrels).

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