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Thorn-Clarke

Thorn-Clarke
2017 Shotfire, Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23

Thorn-Clarke
2017 Shotfire, Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon pastry, blackberry-sour cherry cobbler, wintergreen, and parsley with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length finish that presents impressions of vanilla with moderate oak flavor. An outgoing, herbal Shiraz that’s easy to love.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon pastry, blackberry-sour cherry cobbler, wintergreen, and parsley
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An outgoing, herbal Shiraz that's easy to love.

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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Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.