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Terra Barossa Shiraz
Thorn Clarke
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

Deep purple red. Aromas of ripe plums, cherries and earth with subtle notes of vanilla and cloves. The aromas follow through onto the palate with a fruit focus, subtle oak notes and soft, rounded tannins. The wine walks the line between medium and full bodied with a plush mouthfeel.

Specifications
Appellation
Barossa Valley
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 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 and American oak for maturation for up to 12 months.

Reviews and News

2018 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 91 PTS - HWC

2018 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 91 PTS - HWC

halliday logo"Estate-grown, crushed and destemmed, twice-daily pumpovers in the fermenter, 12 months in French oak. Deluxe treatment for a $20 wine. It is medium-bodied, and over-delivers on its price. Mouthfilling satsuma plum and blackberry compote. - James Halliday"

- Halliday Wine Companion, 91 pts

2017 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 94 PTS - HWC

2017 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 94 PTS - HWC

halliday logo"If you think the flavours and texture of this wine more akin to the Eden Valley than the Barossa Valley, you're probably right - three of the four estate vineyards are in the Eden Valley, on in the Barossa Valley. The scented pepper, spice and black cherry of the wine provide a lightness of foot to the medium-bodied palate, balance following the same line. - James Halliday"

- Halliday Wine Companion, 94 pts

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2016 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - **1/2 - WP

2016 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - **1/2 - WP

wplogo"Classic Barossa shiraz, this wine is plush and jammy with ripe flavors of blackberries and blueberries. There’s a light floral note that gives the wine extra lift. If you can refrain from drinking it all at once, it’s even better the next day. ABV: 14.5 percent. - David McIntyre"

- The Washington Post (September 28th 2018) **1/2

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2016 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Youthful purple. Black and blue fruits, vanilla and licorice on the perfumed nose. Sweet and broad in the mouth; a peppery note adds spicy lift and cut to sweet cassis and blackberry flavors. Supple tannins come in late, adding shape to a long, dark-fruit-dominated finish. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (Australia Brings the Brawn and the Beauty, October 2017), 90 pts

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2015 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition

2015 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition

san francisco competition silverSilver Medal - 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition

 

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2015 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 91 PTS - WS

2015 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 91 PTS - WS

wine spectator 91 pts"Fresh earth, toasted cumin and black tea flavors are dark and dense, with black licorice and thick tannins forming a backdrop to the blackberry and plum compote notes. Persistent on the finish. Drink now through 2028.—M.W."
- Wine Spectator (June 30th 2016), 91 pts

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2015 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Dark purple. Ripe cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by suggestions of black pepper, licorice and mocha. Plush, broad and appealingly sweet, offering pliant black and blue fruit flavors and a spicy nuance that builds with aeration. The clinging, darkfruit-dominated finish shows gentle tannic grip and very good persistence. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (Australia Brings the Brawn and the Beauty, October 2017), 90 pts

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2012 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 88 PTS - IWC

2012 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 88 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 88 pts"Bright purple. Smoky cherry and blackcurrant aromas are sharpened and lifted by a peppery quality and a hint of candied flowers. Supple and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of olive that becomes stronger with air. Finishes with echoing blue fruit and olive notes, good length and just a whisper of tannins."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July / August 2014), 88 pts

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2012 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 87 PTS - WA

2012 Terra Barossa Shiraz - 87 PTS - WA

wa300"This is one of my go-to wineries for top values from the Barossa Valley in Australia. The Thorn family has been growing grapes since the 1870s, and the quality of these wines is impressive. Moreover, the prices are almost ridiculously low, making these wines frequent entries in The Wine Advocate. All of the following wines are produced from 100% Barossa Valley fruit from what they call the Kabininge Vineyard. The 2012 Terra Barossa Shiraz (aged 12 months in American oak) exhibits lots of toasty oak, sweet blackberry fruit, licorice, tar and a subtle hint of herbs in the background. Medium-bodied, soft, and round, it can be drunk over the next several years. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 87 pts

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Top 40 Best Buy - Winestate Mag.

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Top 40 Best Buy - Winestate Mag.

"Deep red/purple wine with fruity blackberry nose and a minty, perfumed lift. Medium-bodied palate with intense and complex tarry/licorice flavours. Needs time for fruit to develop. $15"

Top 40 Best Buy - Winestate Magazine, Wine & Spirit Insider, March/April 2012

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Silver - Barossa Wine Show

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Silver - Barossa Wine Show

Silver - Barossa Wine Show 2011

 

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Gold - Queensland Wine Show

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Gold - Queensland Wine Show

Gold - Queensland Wine Show 2011

 

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Gold - Hobart Wine Show

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Gold - Hobart Wine Show

Gold - Hobart Wine Show 2011

 

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Gold - Decanter

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Gold - Decanter

Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

 

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Bronze - National Wine Show

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Bronze - National Wine Show

Bronze - National Wine Show 2011

 

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Bronze - International Wine Challenge

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Bronze - International Wine Challenge

Bronze - International Wine Challenge 2012

 

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Bronze - Adelaide Wine Show

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - Bronze - Adelaide Wine Show

Bronze - Adelaide Wine Show 2011

 

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - James Halliday

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - James Halliday

"Strong purple-crimson; the sheer consistency of the Thorn-Clarke wines is remarkable; this medium bodied wine brings together gently ripe blackberry and plum fruit; fine grained tannins and a wisp of oak. Great over the next five years."

James Halliday Wine Companion 2012, 90 pts

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - 4.5 Stars - Winestate Shiraz Tatsting

2010 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz - 4.5 Stars - Winestate Shiraz Tatsting

 

Winestate Annual Shiraz Tasting (Sept/ Oct 2011) 4.5 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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