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Milton Park Shiraz
Thorn Clarke
Australia - South Australia

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.

The nose is lifted berry fruits, with hints of dark chocolate and spice. The palate is medium bodied with intense plummy fruit. This plummy fruit fills the whole palate and combined with the soft and approachable tannins creates a very mouth-filling wine. The length of flavor is long with plum and licorice fruit and spicy oak.

Specifications
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Shiraz
Vinification
The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferment temperatures remain in the 22-25 degree celcius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into predominately American oak to mature.

Reviews and News

2017 Milton Park Shiraz - 89 PTS - TOP 100 BEST BUY - WE

2017 Milton Park Shiraz - 89 PTS - TOP 100 BEST BUY - WE

wine enthusiast 89 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

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2014 Milton Park Shiraz - 88 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Milton Park Shiraz - 88 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"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

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2013 Milton Park Shiraz - 88 PTS - IWC

2013 Milton Park Shiraz - 88 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 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

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2012 Thorn-Clarke Milton Park Shiraz - 88 PTS - WS

2012 Thorn-Clarke Milton Park Shiraz - 88 PTS - WS

wine spectator 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

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2012 Thorn-Clarke Milton Park Shiraz

2012 Thorn-Clarke Milton Park Shiraz

SMART BUY + BEST VALUE + TOP50 GLOBAL VALUE OF THE YEAR 2013

 

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Producer Information: Thorn Clarke

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 ...
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