Red

2012 Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Shotfire (Ridge)

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • vide Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 3, 2021 - And that 93 points is given against what the best from Europe can give.
    For its price, quite remarkable = beautifully lifted nose of dark fruit, smoke and undergrowth, perfumed and very intriguing. The palate took a little longer to get going; it was reasonably full but had just a touch of maderisation. That went after two hours, to reveal a wine of texture and depth, where the smokiness is fully integrated into the structure of the wine.

    This is a very fine effort from Thorn-Clarke, and really you should be up there with the greats, but advertising and the promotion of name-brands
    will make this difficult. Don't give up. You are making wine that costs me $400 dollars a bottle to get from the UK.

    Cheers,

  • perebere wrote: 93 points

    June 17, 2019 - Drank very nicely, fruity and smooth and well balanced

  • rossso Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 6, 2018 - Well balanced and elegant. Excellent value and still has a few years in front of it.

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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.

  • elblufer Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 5, 2016 - Drank over two nights. Would definitely buy and drink again, especially at this price.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Thorn-Clarke
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Shotfire (Ridge)
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa
  • UPC Code 853065000153

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 120 (24%)
  • Consumed 374 (76%)

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