Thorn-Clarke Wines

Wine debrief with Pete

With the warmer weather upon us the 2017 whites are coming into their own.  The cooler conditions in the Barossa in 2017 have led to beautifully expressive wines that will perfect for the festive season.  The Eden Trail and Sandpiper Rieslings will be drinking  perfectly to take the edge of the heat of the day.  Drink these while enjoying fresh oysters and prawns.  The Sandpiper Pinot Gris and Chardonnay have a little more body and complexity and will be perfect for Christmas day.  Try them with turkey with cranberry, chicken with gravy or pork and apple sauce.


A person can’t live off white wine alone though and our reds will definitely hit the mark.  The 2015 William Randell Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon were released last month and both are drinking beautifully at the moment.  The Shiraz has a powerful palate with blackberry, dark chocolate and smoky oak.  This would work well with roasted leg of lamb with a red wine sauce.  The Cabernet is from the cooler Eden Valley area and shows lashings of black currant, ripe plums and savoury oak.  If you like a bbq, a nice steak and this wine will match perfectly.


Don’t forget our 2016 Shotfire and Sandpiper reds either.  They are looking vibrant and plush at the moment and can be enjoyed by the glass or with a holiday meal.