Thorn-Clarke Wines


High praise continues for Quartage

The 2015 Shotfire Quartage has once again shown it’s strength by winning another Gold medal at the Melbourne International Wine Competition. The 2015 vintage has seen  some great success over the past year with numerous gold medals and highly awarded reviews.

With only small a small amount of the 2015 remaining, make sure you have some of this award winning vintage in your cellar to enjoy!

 

Award Highlights;

 

Gold Medal

Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018

New Zealand Wine Competition 2017

Berliner Wine Competition 2017

 

95 Points

James Halliday

A long established blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot that has often exceeded expectations, both with the quality of the estate grown fruit, the way the components are handled in the winery and the blending process. Everything about the wine defies the normal yawn that greets Barossa Valley Bordeaux blends with its bright mouthfeel and cedary fruit flavours.

93 Points

Campbell Mattinson

Thorn Clarke’s “Bordeaux blend” is one of the more reliable performers on the Australian red wine landscape. Little fanfare, much satisfaction. This 2015 release is on the mark again. It’s ripe and bold but mellow too; it’s already settling into a sound drinking zone. Blackberry, earth, leather, some undergrowth, some mocha, a eucalyptus lift. Strong tannin but it suits the full-bodied style. It’s in a good place, but it will keep and mature over a longish period too.

91 Points

Bob Campbell MW

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Reasonably rich, fleshy wine with dark berry, plum, chocolate/mocha, liquorice and spicy oak flavours. An accessible red in a crowd-pleasingly mouth-filling style

91 Points

Tyson Stelzer

The crunch of Cabernet Sauvignon is lifted by the floral allure of cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, fleshed out with Merlot. The result is a finely structured style of red fruit presence, classy, cedary French oak, and fine-boned tannins that will sustain it for the medium-term.