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2018 Thorn Clarke Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Shotfire"

Thorn Clarke 2018 Shotfire Shiraz

Winery: Thorn Clarke

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Shotfire"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $26

Cases produced: 13,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 30, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Shiraz from the Barossa Valley opens with a mild blueberry and pipe tobacco bouquet with hints of Portobello mushroom and cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, balanced and a little juicy. The flavor profile is a blackberry and spicy plum blend with hints of licorice, cinnamon and black pepper. The finish is dry and its tingly acidity and gentle tannins linger nicely. We would pair this easy to drink Shiraz with a skirt steak with chimichurri sauce or as grilled steak burrito. Enjoy – Ken, Jeoff and Rick

Winemaker Notes: Striking deep red-purple in color. A rich, voluptuous wine with aromas of blackcurrant and mulberries accompanied by notes of smoky oak and hints of cloves. The palate is filled with dark fruits and chocolate backed up by taut tannins and lingering oak. Pair with grilled meat, grilled vegetables, and strong cheese as well. Also delicious with dark chocolate.

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