2015 Thorn-Clarke Eden Trail Shiraz

Year: 2015
Appellation: Eden Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 92
James Halliday’s Wine Companion: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$16.95

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"Thick and lush, with clove-scented red and black fruit flavors, showing accents of cedar, sandalwood and gingerbread on a seamless body. The tannins provide some velvety traction in the background, but the finish seems to go on forever, with waves of spice and green tea. Drink now through 2027. 1,000 cases made.–MW " (WS)

"Dripping with boysenberries, blackberries and spiced plums. Full-bodied yet bright as anything with some grip to the drying tannins, slippery oak, savoury yet sweet fruited at the same time." (JH)

Winery Notes:
The wine is extremely spicy on the nose, with hints of violets and lashings of blue fruits. The palate of the wine offers the same experience as the nose. A strong linear acid backbone and fine tannin gives the wine an elegant structure. While the wine has been crafted to be enjoyed from release it will benefit from careful cellaring.

Vinification Notes:
Picked during the cool of night. An intentional minimalistic approach to winemaking to ensure the vineyard character sings. Fermented with a small percentage of stalks and whole berries, in small open fermenters and hand worked twice daily. Warm fermentation is followed by maturation in French oak barrels for 12-16 months (depending on parcel). Minimal fining and filtration prior to bottling.


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