2012 Thorn Clark Shotfire QuartageBlend from Australia
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- 95 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
- 91 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
- 91 Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
- 90 Wine Spectator
95 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot and merlot. Comes from a distinguished line of wines that have over-delivered, and this wine is up the best of those made to date. While much of its quality comes from the vineyard, it has also been very well made; its blackcurrant, redcurrant, cherry and spice flavours flow in a seamless stream across the palate and aftertaste.
91 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
Glass-staining ruby. Very ripe but lively aromas of blackberry, licorice and fresh flowers, with a touch of smokiness. Dense, sweet and lush but also energetic, with black and blue fruit, violet and anise flavors nicely sharpened by juicy acidity. Clings with very good authority on the finish, with just a hint of tannins.
91 Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
"Barossa Valley blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot and merlot. This is a well-structured, well-flavoured, medium-bodied red. It tastes of mulberry, blackcurrant, sweet ripe cherries, clovey oak and dusty dried herbs. It’s juicy, well-balanced and appreciably tannic, in a good way. Either soon-ish or with medium-term cellaring, it promises pretty solid drinking." Reviewed 7/13/2014
90 Wine Spectator
Offers great presence, hanging the juicy black currant, blackberry and floral flavors on an upright frame, persisting easily on an open-textured finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2018. 3,000 cases made. –HS
95 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
91 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
91 - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
90 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha and vanilla|