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2019 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz Barossa Valley - 94 PTS - TP

tasting panel logo"Shotfire refers to a family pioneer who worked the Barossa goldfields in the late 1800's. He had the hazardous job of being a 'Shotfirer' -- one who handled the explosives to be used in finding that rich vein of gold. Sourced from two Barossa Valley vineyards, it is aged for 14 months in American oak. Aromas of mulberry along with salted and cured meats leave an intrigue ahead for that first sip. White pepper, dried lavender, and Italian herbs season rich, ripe plum. Juicy and fragrant all the way, with dark chocolate mint, roses, and a deep dive into a graphite core. The finish of cinnamon-cocoa cedar is mesmerizing."

- The Tasting Panel (November/December 2021), 94 pts