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2018 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"From 60-year-old vines on the eastern side of the Barossa, Thorn-Clarke's 2018 Single Vineyard Selection Grenache includes 25% whole bunches and matured in 15% new French oak. Exotically perfumed, with scents of redcurrants, orange pekoe, red peppercorns and bay leaves, it's full-bodied but silky. There's a trace of warmth on the finish, not enough to detract in a major way, but I would opt for drinking this wine young as a result. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (July 2020), 91 pts

2018 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Deep magenta. Ripe red and blue fruits, vanilla, incense and exotic spices on the expansive nose. Offers lush black raspberry, cherry-vanilla and floral pastille flavors that are given a spicy edge by a hint of cracked pepper. Shows a smoky quality and repeating florality on a long, youthfully tannic finish that leaves a hint of mocha behind. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2021), 92 pts

2018 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 95 PTS - HWC

halliday logo"60yo vines, partial whole bunch fermentation,10 days on skins, pressed to French oak (15% new)for 18 months maturation. The medley of forest floor fruits (wild strawberry, raspberry) with very good length and balance."
- Halliday Wine Companion (August 2020), 95 pts

2020 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A grower-sourced grenache from older-vine material (two parcels, 70 and 90-year-old) on the Nuriootpa sands, this has a very attractive nose with blood-orange and red-berry fruit, as well as plum and some gently earthy elements. A little sappy edge adds interest. The palate has a deliciously detailed feel with concentrated, supple red-plum and cherry flavors on offer. So delicious now. Screw cap."

- James Suckling (November 2021), 93 pts