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Thorn-Clarke Shiraz on Bay of Biscay Soil

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2008 was a very warm year with harvest being completed in a very short perios. The resultant wines from the vintage reflect the growing conditions with loads of upfront fruit and rich mouthfeel, meaning wines from this vintage will have a great deal of ageing potential as well.

The wine displays typical characters from this part of the Barossa and especially the Kabininge vineyard. It is full bodied yet beautifully balanced, has luscious rich fruit with layers of diverse flavours such as mint, menthol, eucalypt, coconut, plums, cinnamon and chocolate fruit. These are all balanced by soft voluptuous tannins while the wine also displays great length.

Cellaring: Up to 10 years.

Alcohol: 16%

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2008 was a very warm year with harvest being completed in a very short perios. The resultant wines from the vintage reflect the growing conditions with loads of upfront fruit and rich mouthfeel, meaning wines from this vintage will have a great deal of ageing potential as well.

The wine displays typical characters from this part of the Barossa and especially the Kabininge vineyard. It is full bodied yet beautifully balanced, has luscious rich fruit with layers of diverse flavours such as mint, menthol, eucalypt, coconut, plums, cinnamon and chocolate fruit. These are all balanced by soft voluptuous tannins while the wine also displays great length.

Cellaring: Up to 10 years.

Alcohol: 16%

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Thorn-Clarke Shiraz on Bay of Biscay Soil

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Strong red-purple; the power and concentration of the wine is amplified by its very high alcohol. Black fruits, the same oak treatment as the St Kitts Vineyard, strong tannins are at its core, but the grapes were apparently picked with the heatwave was underway.
May
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