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.
Vintage notes: A warm dry spring led to into similarly dry conditions in through the summer period. The warm weather brought harvest on in mid February. Cooler nights with warm days helped the fruit to develop good flavor and balance.
Tasting notes: The wine has a pale yellow color. The wine has dominant peach aromas with a hint of pineapple juice on the nose. The palate has intense peach and pineapple characters. The mid palate is soft and creamy.
"This is a bright, linear Chard with notes of lime and pineapple rind underpinned by orange blossom, ginger, and a hint of toasty oak. The palate is lithe and juicy with a lovely lift of acidity and a chalky texture. Oak is well placed and there's a long, limey finish. Food friendly yet refreshing on its own, and a total bargain. Christina PICKARD."
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2022), 91 pts & Editor's Choice
"Milton Park is Thorn-Clarke's everyday range of wines. This vintage of Chardonnay is a bright and highly likable little number that offers a mélange of aromas like peach, melon, pressed buttercup flowers and honey. The palate is textural and creamy (although doesn't appear to have any oak influence). There's a pithy, waxy quality here that makes this an easy pairing with richer creamier cuisine. - Christina PICKARD"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2019), 89 pts
"This medium-bodied, silky-textured Chardonnay offers hints of pineapple and yellow plum on the nose and palate. It's clean and refreshing on the finish, just what's wanted in this easy-to-like price range. Drink now."
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2016), 87 pts
"Light yellow. Ripe pear and melon aromas show a smoky quality and a hint of tarragon. Rich and supple in texture, offering fresh orchard fruit flavors and a hint of warmth. The nicely energetic finish leaves a note of Meyer lemon behind."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, 88 pts
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 ...