Milton Park is home to the Thorn-Clarke winery in South Australia, owned and operated by the Clarke family with six generations of grape growing and winemaking heritage. The Milton Park range of wines is made from grapes sourced from estate vineyards and other select vineyard sites in South Australia, allowing consistent quality year to year.
Consisting of Chardonnay and Shiraz the Milton Park range displays bright varietal fruit character complimented by restrained use of oak. These wines are excellent everyday drinking and a fine example of what South Australian vineyards are capable of producing.
In the glass, this wine is deep ruby with purple hues. On the nose, this Shiraz displays rich, ripe plum and berry fruit characters which is complemented by subtle spice and oak character. On the palate, further notes of berries and spice are present with soft round tannins which provides a mouth filling richness to the wine.
"This wine comes from the Thorn-Clarke family that brings us the exuberant Shotfire Shiraz. The Milton Park is a more restrained style, with enticing black fruit flavors and the herbal verve Aussie shiraz is known for. Whereas Shotfire makes an announcement, this wine makes conversation. - Dave McIntyre"
- The Washington Post (August 2022), 2.5 stars - Great Value
"Estate-grown, crushed and destemmed, twice-daily pumpovers in the fermenter, 12 months in French oak. Deluxe treatment for a $20 wine. It is medium-bodied, and over-delivers on its price. Mouthfilling satsuma plum and blackberry compote."
- Halliday Wine Companion (August 2020), 91 pts
"Ripe brambly berry fruit, florals and soft peppery spice on this wine are buoyed by crisp acidity and a tight line of tannins. A herbal tonic note appears on the finish. It's a straightforward but relatively bright-fruited Shiraz. - Christina PICKARD"
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2019), 89 pts - #57 of TOP 100 Best Buy Wines for 2019
"Bright violet. Dark berries, licorice, mocha and black pepper on the nose, backed by a musky herbal nuance. Sweet and open-knit, offering jammy cherry, blackberry and bitter chocolate flavors that show a hint of backend warmth. Finishes on a spicy cracked pepper note, displaying rounded tannins and good length. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (Australia Brings the Brawn and the Beauty, October 2017), 88 pts
"Saturated ruby. Lively black and blue fruits on the spicy nose, with subtle violet and olive notes coming up with air. Juicy and focused, offering tangy cherry skin and boysenberry flavors and a hint of black pepper. Shows a touch of jamminess on the smooth, tannin-free finish."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, 88 pts
"Fresh, focused and taut, with firm tannins around a lively core of blueberry, currant and mocha flavors, persisting against the texture. Drink now through 2017. 25,000 cases made.?H.S."
Wine Spectator (August 31st 2013), 88 pts
SMART BUY + BEST VALUE + TOP50 GLOBAL VALUE OF THE YEAR 2013
The name Thorn-Clarke represents the union between two families with deep roots in the Barossa Valley and six generations of grape growing. Cheryl Clarke’s (née Thorn) family were some of ...