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Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Barossa Quartage 2018

Barossa Valley

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  • 93pts, James Halliday Wine Companion, 2021
  • Double Gold, Melbourne International Wine Show, 2021
  • Gold, Korea Wine Challenge, 2021
  • Silver, Mundus Vini, 2021
  • Silver, Ballarat Wine Show, 2021
  • Silver, New Zealand international Wine Show, 2021
  • Bronze, Royal Perth Wine Show, 2021
  • 92pts, James Suckling, 2021
  • Gold, Berliner Wine Trophy, 2023

Thorn-Clarke is an icon of the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Its vineyards date back to the 1850s, the wines win awards galore and the cellar regularly earns 5 Stars from James Halliday. Quartage is a rich Bordeaux blend with bold smoky black fruit.

Thorn-Clarke is an icon of the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Its vineyards date back to the 1850s, the wines win awards galore and the cellar regularly earns 5 Stars from James Halliday. Quartage is a rich Bordeaux blend with bold smoky black fruit.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Silky blueberry and blackberry fruit, ripe textured tannins, smoky oak

Aroma

Earthy, ripe blackberry, plum, cherry and liquorice spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Barossa Quartage 2018

More information

  • 14.5% ABV
  • 10.88 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 1 March, 2028
  • Vegan

Robert Parker in Wine Advocate said: “This is one of my go-to wineries for top values from the Barossa Valley.” Still 100% family owned, the winery's name stems from the partnership of two related clans, Thorn and Clarke. Their first ancestor, William Randell, stepped onto Aussie soil in 1837, aged 13, just 10 months after the colony of Australia had been founded. Leap 160 years and in 1998, the families recognised the exceptional quality of their grapes and decided to invest in a winery. Numerous awards speak volumes for quality. Their Shotfire range pays tribute to the poor worker who set light to the charge in the gold mine, in the hope of revealing treasure! This is an intense blend of Cabernets, Merlot and Malbec, aged in French oak.

"Rich; earthy elements with dried red fruit, leaves, blackcurrants, gentle spice and blueberries" James Suckling
Critic, 92 points
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