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Thorn-Clarke Shiraz on Cambrian Greywacke Soil

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

2008 was a very warm year with harvest being completed in a very short period. The resultant wines from this 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 is full bodied. Quite lifted on the nose and palate with sweet plum fruit, pricy notes namely cloves and cardamom with backing custard powder oak. Very refined style of wine with soft tannins and great length.

Cellaring: Up to 10 years.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Winemaker's Notes

2008 was a very warm year with harvest being completed in a very short period. The resultant wines from this 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 is full bodied. Quite lifted on the nose and palate with sweet plum fruit, pricy notes namely cloves and cardamom with backing custard powder oak. Very refined style of wine with soft tannins and great length.

Cellaring: Up to 10 years.

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Thorn-Clarke Shiraz on Cambrian Greywacke Soil

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep healthy colour; potent plum, spice and some licorice aromas and flavours are unified by 20 months in new French oak and powerful tannins. Will be very long-lived.
To 2038
Australian Wine Companion 2013
92
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Grown on Cambrian greywacke soils, this is a big wine, no question. It has a distinctly ripe nose: really interesting plum cake and leather, chocolate and dark roasted spices. The palate s supple, rich and mouth-filling _ a very powerful wine, with thick, dense tannins, not aggressive, mellow and commanding. Long plum_chocolate finish.
2016
Good Wine Guide
94

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