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Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon
Thorn Clarke
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

The range is named is named in honor of the rich soils in the region which are a major factor in the Barossa's reputation as one of the great wine regions of the world.

Deep red with hints of garnet at the edge of the glass. Blackcurrant and liquorice fruit paired with subtle leaf and savoury spice on the nose. The palate is ripe and rich with balanced fruit and oak. Varietal flavours of cassis, nutmeg and plum lead to fine grained, savoury tannins.

Specifications
Appellation
Barossa Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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 Celsius 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 French oak for maturation for up to 12 months.

Reviews and News

2017 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - TASTINGS

2017 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - TASTINGS

tastings 2019 gold"Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of plum pudding, raspberry jam, cinnamon mocha latte, licorice, dark chocolate, and eucalyptus with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long finish that presents shades of key lime pie, candied jalepeno, and orange marmalade. An inky, powerful Barossa Valley Cabernet."
- Tastings (2019), 91 pts - EXCEPTIONAL - BEST BUY

2017 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 PTS - WS

2017 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 PTS - WS

wine spectator 88 pts"Blackberry, licorice and espresso flavors show good intensity and a distinct minty herbal streak. Dense tannins mingle with a juicy element on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 4,000 cases made, 300 cases imported. — MW"
- Wine Spectator (August 2019),88 pts

2017 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 PTS - WE

2017 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"A heady combo of ripe fruit and soapy oak lead the way on the nose of this powerful Cab. Amidst plush blackberry and cassis are notes of mint, olives and slightly charred, mocha barrel characters. Grippy leathery tannins prop up the velvety fruit, balancing this youthful, dense wine. Drink with a decanter and plenty of protein at hand. - CHRISTINA PICKARD"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2019),88 pts

2016 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 PTS - WA

2016 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"Mint, chocolate and cassis play easily on the nose of the 2016 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of several vineyards, including a bit from Eden Valley, its medium to full-bodied yet shows the variety's hallmark restraint and fine tannins on the finish. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #238, August 31st 2018), 90 pts

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2015 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 PTS - WS

2015 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Bold, with dark chocolate accents to the plum, black cherry and fig flavors, set on thick, almost chewy tannins. Shows plenty of structure, black tea details and hints of smoke that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 4,000 cases made. –MW"
- Wine Spectator (Web only, November 2017), 90 pts

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2013 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - WE

2013 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 ptsA terrific value if you can find it (alas, only 150 cases were imported), this is full bodied and richly textured, marrying hints of peppery spice with grilled lavender and rosemary that perfectly season the beach cherry and mocha flavors. It's stout, tannic and mouth coating on the finish, ideal for matching with roasts or steaks. Drink 2018–2025."
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2016), 91 pts - Rank #39 - Top 100 Best Buy Wines for 2016.

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2013 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2013 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"(raised for a year in new and used French oak barrels): Saturated ruby. Aromas of cherry liqueur, blackcurrant and licorice, with a peppery element adding lift. Broad, fleshy and appealingly sweet, offering juicy black and blue fruit and spicecake flavors plus a touch of succulent herbs. Closes smooth and spicy, with good cling and round tannins. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (March 2016), 89 pts

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2012 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 PTS - IWC

2012 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 90 pts"Brilliant ruby. Fresh cherry and cassis on the nose, with smoky mineral, oak spice and floral qualities adding complexity. Supple red and dark berry flavors provide very good palate coverage and show an energetic character thanks to juicy acidity. This suave, approachable cabernet finishes with very good thrust and persistent sweetness."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, 90 pts

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - Sydney

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - Sydney

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - National

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - National

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - Hobart

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - Hobart

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - Barossa

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - Barossa

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - Adelaide

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - Bronze - Adelaide

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - 94 PTS -West Australian

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - 94 PTS -West Australian

"The smells of blackcurrant and tobacco on the nose with traces of plum and blackberry. The palate is firm and concentrated with terrific richness and depth of pure cabernet fruit. Strikes a great balance of fine grained oak and fine grainy tannin. This is a quality cabernet from an outstanding vintage."

West Australian (19th January 2012), 94 pts

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - 3.5 Stars - Winestate

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa - 3.5 Stars - Winestate

 

Winestate Barossa & Eden Valley Tasting (March/April 2012 Edition), 3.5 Stars

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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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