Thorn Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2018

Thorn Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2018

$52.00

The supple, creamy-textured 2018 Shotfire Shiraz features hints of vanilla, bay leaf and cracked pepper on the nose, backed by ripe raspberries, cherries and mulberries. It’s medium to full-bodied, ripe and generous, with a lingering, slightly tangy finish. Enjoy this easy-drinking, bargain-priced Shiraz over the next 3-4 years.

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Source: End of July 2020, The Wine Advocate, Issue Date: 3rd July 2020 (RP-89)

The supple, creamy-textured 2018 Shotfire Shiraz features hints of vanilla, bay leaf and cracked pepper on the nose, backed by ripe raspberries, cherries and mulberries. It's medium to full-bodied, ripe and generous, with a lingering, slightly tangy finish. Enjoy this easy-drinking, bargain-priced Shiraz over the next 3-4 years.
Drink Date: 2020 - 2024

Source: Winemaker

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This wine has an intense red colour with vivid purple hues reflecting the power of the vintage. On the nose, aromas of rich dark fruits fill the glass, supported by a hint of black pepper and winter spice. A generous palate with characters of black cherry and dark chocolate. All of this is supported by opulent, mouth filling tannins which lead to a long finish and plush mouthfeel.

Vinification Notes
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 22-25 degree celcius 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).

Vintage Notes
The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for our red varieties to ripen. This along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in wines with great depth of varietal flavours, excellent tannin structure and colour along with a long balanced finish.

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