Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

 

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

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2012 William Randell Cabernet Sauvignon

Comments

On release the wine is deep red in colour with a red/purple hue. The wine is lifted and varietal. Lifted cassis leafy undertones, spice and coffee add to the wines complexity. The wine is elegant with silky long tannin and a good acid backbone. Red currant and cassis primary fruit characters are evident through the palate. Subtle French oak characters of cinnamon , cream and hints of tobacco add to the palate structure. The wines tannins are evident but supple. The wine has long persistence on the palate.

Vinification Notes

The fruit was harvested at night. Fermentation was carried out in a variety of small capacity fermenters. After pressing the parcels were filled to French oak for maturation. The wine was racked after six months and the parcels were blended to form the final wine.

Maturation

The wine was matured in a temperature controlled barrel hall for 16 months in French hogsheads (barrels). 

Vintage Notes

A warmer spring and cooler summer saw the Barossa begin vintage 2012 with some exceptionally healthy vines and expectations for early maturation. Maximum mean temperatures in the Barossa in spring (September to November) were slightly above average, which led to good vegetative growth, healthy vines and potentially early maturation, while summer mean maximum temperatures were cooler than average.

Harvested

March 2012

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2012 William Randell Cabernet Sauvignon

JAMES HALLIDAY, WINE COMPANION 2016

97 Points - 'Eden Valley, cabernet sauvignon and '12 is a potent combination, with guaranteed success, but excels itself in this wine with its joyous display of cassis, superfine tannins and all-encompassing freshness.'

THE WINE FRONT, CAMPBELL MATTISON, NOVEMBER 2014

95 Points - ‘Eden Valley cabernet sauvignon for the cellar? We have a contender. I wouldn’t say there’s a lot of enjoyment to be had here, as a young wine. But I would say that there’s a wealth of enjoyment in store, for the patient. It’s a dry, sinewy wine, as much about sinewy wine, as much about structure as fruit, with fresh, dusty, tangy herbs threaded through boysenberried, cranberried, currant fruit. Oak has integrated terrifically well and the tangy, almost spritzy nature of the fruit gives it a keen sense of life. It’s not a huge wine, but it will unfold both slowly and majestically.’

 

2012 William Randell Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold at 2015 New Zealand International Wine Show

Gold at 2015 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

Silver at 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show

Silver at 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition

Bronze at 2015 International Wine and Spirit Competition

2012 William Randell Cabernet Sauvignon

RegionBarossa

VineyardsMilton Park

BottledJune 2014

Alcohol14.5 % v/v


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