William Randell Shiraz

2017 Thorn-Clarke William Randell Shiraz - 95 PTS - HWC

halliday logo"From the estate St Kitts and Milton Park Vineyards, night-harvested, each block separately vinified in 4t open fermenters, matured for 18 months in American oak (40% new). A powerful, full-bodied shiraz with blackberry fruit, tannins and oak all driving the long palate. The absorption of the oak into the fabric of the wine is particularly impressive."
- Halliday Wine Companion (August 2020), 95 pts

2017 Thorn-Clarke William Randell Shiraz - 90 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Less jammy than the previous vintage, this is still a beast of a wine, but one with some layers and nuance. The nose is a dense combo of charred oak, golden beet, fleshy plum, licorice root, coffee bean and earthy spices. Muscular tannins on the palate are chalky, while the fruit feels satiny. The oak is in the foreground now but should integrate with time. Don't touch this anytime soon. Drink 2023–2035. - CHRISTINA PICKARD"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (June/July 2020), 90 pts + Cellar Selection

2017 Thorn-Clarke William Randell Shiraz - 91 PTS - WS

wine spectator 91 pts"Generous, ripe and plump, featuring flavors of spiced plum, raspberry preserves and kirsch that are fresh and vibrant, with details of blood orange, violet, star anise and gingerbread. Shows terrific focus and persistence, singing on the finish. Drink now through 2035. 500 cases made, 120 cases imported. - MaryAnn WOROBIEC"

- Wine Spectator (April 2020), 91 pts

2016 Thorn-Clarke William Randell Shiraz - 93-95 PTS - WA

wa"Stereotypical Oz Shiraz to some extent, the 2016 William Randell Shiraz is big, ripe and heavily accented by American oak. Cedar and vanilla notes blend with rich, plummy fruit, those sweet notes brought together and balanced by savoury dry tannins. It's a big-ass steak wine, one that will be appreciated by consumers at steakhouses around the world. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue # 238, August 31st 2018), 93-95 pts

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