2012 Thorn Clarke William Randell ShirazSyrah / Shiraz from Australia
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"The wine is restrained at first but opens up in the glass. Dark cherry and plum are the primary fruit characters with subtle vanilla and chocolate characters adding to the inv...
- 93 Wine Enthusiast
- 92 Wine Spectator
- 92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
93 Wine Enthusiast
"A blend of northern Barossa and Eden Valley fruit, this is a firm, full-bodied wine. American oak-derived notes of vanilla and cedar frame crisp plum and blackberry fruit, then add dusty notes on the long finish. Drink 2018–2030."
92 Wine Spectator
"Supple and expressive, with a layer of firm tannins, showing tea leaf and tar overtones to the dark berry and spice flavors. Comes together harmoniously on the long, expressive finish. Best from 2016 through 2022. 1,000 cases made. -HS"
92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
"(raised in 40% new American oak barrels for 14 months): Inky ruby. Spicy, exotically perfumed aromas of cassis, cherry liqueur and fresh violet are complicated by a smoky mineral quality. Sappy, sweet and expansive, offering deeply pitched flavors of bitter cherry, dark berries, vanilla and espresso. The vanilla note lingers on a long, seamless finish that shows just a hint of supple tannins."
"The wine is restrained at first but opens up in the glass. Dark cherry and plum are the primary fruit characters with subtle vanilla and chocolate characters adding to the inviting aroma. A delicious rhubarb like character runs the length of the palate. The wine has ample tannin but it is supple and velvety. Restrained vanilla and creamy oak characters fill the midpalate. The wine finishes elegantly with intensity of tannin and flavour." - Winery
93 - Wine Enthusiast
92 - Wine Spectator
92 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry|
|Nose||spice box, cedar and dark fruit|