2012 Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Shotfire (Ridge)


  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa

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  • thebatcavewines Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 10, 2018 - Decanted for 8 hours. A medium/full-bodied wine. Plum & blackberry on the nose with a hint of chocolate. This was a lovely wine. Quite savoury with nicely balanced tannin's riding on a wave of oak & sandalwood. I still have two. I have heard it could go down another 9 years but i felt it was almost at it's peak so i'll open another one later this year or next year & see how it's changed.



  • rossso commented:

    9/3/18, 8:56 AM - I opened bottle number 3 of 6 recently and thought it was in great condition, sounds like yours was similar. Certainly better than I recall the first 2 being, they were opened in 2016. But I only gave mine about 2.5 hours in the decanter - do you think there's a benefit in the longer decant for wines like this? I plan to drink the remaining 3 over then next 3 or 4 years. Outstanding value for money.

  • thebatcavewines commented:

    9/3/18, 3:10 PM - I don't think decanting it longer would matter too much. I decant or just let it breathe in the bottle for a while & then give it a try. You might find your sweet spot trying for longer or shorter times.

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