The Single Vineyard Selection range focuses on single site, small batch wines, highlighting the true characteristics of each individual variety. Each block is hand selected by our winemaker and viticulturist each year, choosing the wines that best reflect the strengths of each individual vintage.
Striking with its inky red color and purple hues, a hallmark of a classic vintage. On the nose, briary black fruits are in abundance. Notes of Chinese five spice and currants also shine through. On the palate, blackberries and winter spice are evident. The generous and silky tannins in this wine support a long and complex finish.
"Peter Kelly makes this wine from a parcel in northern Barossa along Ebenezer Road, where the vines grown in sandy loam soils. This is a vibrant red with concentrated fresh boysenberry fruit and equally fresh tannins, mataro in all its primitive glory. The tannins bring dark notes of salty black beans and cumin spice, while the fruit cuts through with a prickle of acidity. It’s a spicy, untamed red with a long horizon line of flavor."
- Wine & Spirits (February 2021), 93 pts - Year's Best South Australia Mediterranean Varieties
"Shimmering ruby. An expansive bouquet evokes spicy blue fruit and floral qualities, along with hints of mocha, licorice and cured tobacco. Rich yet lively as well, offering juicy boysenberry, plum and cherry-cola flavors that spread out steadily through the mid-palate. Sneaky tannins land grip to a persistent finish that echoes the blue fruit and floral notes. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2021), 92 pts
"From one of the Hoffmann family's Ebenezer district vineyards, the 2018 Single Vineyard Selection Mataro matured exclusively in older oak. It's earthy and complex, with notes of cola, sarsaparilla and allspice on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is savory and softly dusty, ending in a wash of ripe tannins.- Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (July 2020), 90 pts
"This is a high-octane wine with some funky, reductive notes on the nose. With time in glass, it reveals lovely ripe blue and black fruit, along with softer notes of violet, olive brine, dried herbs and cola-like oak. There's a fair whack of alcohol on the palate that can be felt, alongside the plush fruit and barrel influence. The muscular tannins are nicely textural but a touch bitter, especially at the finish. - CHRISTINA PICKARD"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 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 ...