Shotfire Shiraz

2018 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz Barossa Valley - 91 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"The gamey scent of mataro stands behind this wine's spicy red cherry flavors. The fruit is sweet, but that ripeness is edged with high-toned acidity that extends those cherry flavors in a salty, spicy finish. Pour it with spicy braised pork shoulder. - Joshua Greene"
- Wine & Spirits (December 2020), 91 pts, YEARS BEST South Australia Mediterranean Wines

2017 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz Barossa Valley - 94 PTS - Wine Orbit

wine orbit logo"Gorgeously fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows dark fruit richness with seductive notes of vanilla, game, spice and cedar, which lead to a succulent palate that is plush and silky. It is gorgeously flavoursome with loads of tasty flavours, wonderfully supported by velvety texture and supple tannins. - Sam KIM"

- Wine Orbit, 94 pts

2016 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz Barossa Valley - 93 PTS - HWC

halliday logo"Opaque purple-red with a vibrant hue. Fresh blackcurrant fruit, a ripple of raspberry brightness and plenty of vanilla from 40% new American hogsheads, which also add grainy tannins. This helps to corset the wine into a medium-bodied, more athletic shape. - James Halliday"

- Halliday Wine Companion (July 23rd 2019), 93 pts

2016 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz Barossa Valley - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"Ripe, dark-fruited and sexy, the 2016 Shotfire Shiraz spent 14 months in American oak (40% new). Blackberries, cola and baking spices pick up hints of vanilla, while the full-bodied palate offers soft supple tannins and a long finish. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 238, August 31st 2018), 91 pts

2014 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz Barossa Valley - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Glass-staining ruby. Musky dark berry, cherry pit and candied licorice on the nose; a subtle floral quality gains strength with air. Plush cherry and dark berry compote flavors show good depth and breadth and gain sweetness and a smoky mocha quality on the back half. Finishes on a gently tannic note, featuring a repeating dark fruit note and very good, sweet persistence. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (Australia Brings the Brawn and the Beauty, October 2017), 90 pts

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