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Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz 2015

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Perry rated this wine as 87/100
Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:


John Szabo, MS

Impenetrable purple-red-garnet colour; the nose is subdued, baked, super-ripe but also oxidative, matched by similar on the palate. Black pepper, rubber, and scorched earth dominate. Certainly neither refined nor elegant, but a bold drop for the price. Tasted July 2017. Value Rating: *1/2
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This one has loads of black and red fruit. It was fermented in temperature controlled roto-fermentation tanks. All this helps preserve the purity of the fruit flavours of Barossa Shiraz. It saw a moderate 12 months in French oak.
It's concentrated and pure tasting. Bold, but with very pretty aromatics that blend typical Shiraz spiciness (pepper and eucalyptus). It's by no means overoaked, but I really loved the balance of it. Remarkable, for an under $20 selection.
This producer makes some great value wines that over deliver for what you pay (usually >$25.00). They also have a Bordelais blend with Shiraz tossed in, called Shotfire Quartage. It's also pretty terrific.

Natalie's Review

Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz 2015, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Campfire and hickory smoke on the nose with dried herbs. Full-bodied with layers of black plums and tar. Pair with roast beef. Drink: 2017-2020. 595306 14% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 88/100. July 22, 2017 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine  Full Review




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