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2014 Thorn-Clarke Ron Thorn Shiraz

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Heady, oak-accented cherry preserve, blackberry, cola and coconut scents are energized by a jolt of spicy cracked pepper. Alluringly sweet and expansive, offering palate-staining dark fruit, spicecake and mocha flavors and a suave floral pastille nuance. Shows impressive vivacity for its brawn, and finishes very long, smooth and smoky, featuring repeating coconut and blue fruit character and harmonious tannins that come in late.

93James Halliday

Full-bodied and rich... Faint menthol or dill notes and plenty of vanilla frame plum and mulberry fruit, while hints of green peppercorn and maple syrup add interest to the long finish.

92+ The Wine Advocate

...beautifully scented of warm blackberries, black cherries and plum preserves over suggestions of toasty oak, mocha, potpourri, incense and smoky bacon...great intensity of black fruit and spice box layers framed by fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness. It finishes long and woody.

92Wine Spectator

The dill, smoky mahogany, cedar and tobacco notes are distinctive and aromatic, balanced against wild blackberry and huckleberry flavors. Intense and bold, with rustic tannins. A smoky bacon-like accent lingers on the finish.

REGION

Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.