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Thorn-Clarke

Thorn-Clarke
2017 Terra Barossa, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
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Thorn-Clarke
2017 Terra Barossa, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of plum pudding, raspberry jam, cinnamon mocha latte, licorice, dark chocolate, and eucalyptus with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long finish that presents shades of key lime pie, candied jalepeno, and orange marmalade. An inky, powerful Barossa Valley Cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: plum pudding, raspberry jam, cinnamon mocha latte, licorice, dark chocolate, and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: key lime pie, candied jalepeno, and orange marmalade
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An inky, powerful Barossa Valley Cabernet.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.