Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa


Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa


2009 Shotfire Cabernet Sauvignon


Deep red in colour. The nose is lifted and expressive with lovely Christmas cake and some choc mint characters along with black olives and tobacco leaf adding complexity. The palate is medium to full bodied with blueberry and hints of cassis as the primary fruit flavours. The palate has great poise with the vibrant fruit, spicy French oak and fine tannin structure all wonderfully balanced. The wine finishes with great length of fruit. This wine drinks well now and will age up to 10 years.

Vinification Notes

The grapes are crushed and destemmed into open fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferments remain in the 22-25 degrees Celsius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into fine grain French oak to mature.


18 months French Hogsheads

Vintage Notes

The 2009 vintage started a little earlier than usual due to a week of hot weather. Following this, the weather settled down to an extended spell of warm, dry days and cool nights. Some light rain in March provided much needed relief for thirsty vines, and resulted in the vintage finishing well, producing wines with excellent colour and flavour.


April 2009

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2009 Shotfire Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Shotfire Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Shotfire Cabernet Sauvignon


BottledDecember 2010

Total Acidity6.9