Welcome

2017 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Ridge Barossa Shiraz

2017 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Ridge Barossa Shiraz

95 Points James Halliday
2017 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Ridge Barossa Shiraz
95 Points James Halliday

In stock

A very serious drop, the Shotfire Shiraz is consistently rated as outstanding value for money by James Halliday. Ripe, dark fruit depth has huge complexity and a firm structure of acid and tannin. Complete and satisfying now, it is also built to last in cellar. Old-school richness and value.

In stock

$25.99 in mixed 6+ or $28.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz/Syrah

Its Origins

Thorn-Clarke has a strong belief in the age old saying “you can’t make good wine from bad grapes”. In the late 1980’s governments were sponsoring growers to pull vines in an attempt to overcome an oversupply in the industry. Against trend, David Clarke, a geologist by training, set about testing soils and buying land (at one time under car headlights to avoid local farmer suspicion) with the intention of establishing his own vineyards in the Barossa. Developing a great understanding for the diversity of the Barossa, David purchased land in two sections of the Eden Valley and two in the Barossa Valley. The Eden Valley has since become synonymous with high quality white wines and the Barossa with high quality reds. The name Thorn-Clarke derives from the relationship between two long time Barossa families. The winery owners are David and Cheryl Clarke (nee Thorn) and their son Sam is manager of the winery. Cheryl’s brother, David Thorn manages the Mount Crawford and Kabininge vineyards for Thorn-Clarke Wines.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday

"Good colour; an immaculately balanced and elegant medium-bodied shiraz, benefiting from the cool vintage that has blown freshness into so many wines. Blackberry and red cherry both in the ring." Drink by 2032

93/100 The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson

"It’s as much red-berried as black and that’s not a bad thing. It feels well-settled and sure-footed, its creamy texture helping the flavours swing impressively through the palate. Coffee-cream, a trace of fragrant dry herbs, and just enough firm/chocolatey tannin to keep it all neat. But with confidence." Drink 2019 - 2029

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Barossa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2032

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE WINES

Please wait...

You've just added to the cart

{{var product.name}}

{{var product.short_description}}

You may also like these wines

Continue shopping
View cart & checkout