2017 Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Eden Trail

Year: 2017
Appellation: Eden Valley
Country: Australia
James Suckling: 90
James Halliday: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$16.95

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"A super bright, light and fragrant shiraz with attractive, ripe, brambly fruit, in the blackberry and blueberry zone. Drink now. Screw cap." (JS)

"Another very good vintage for this wine, brimming with fresh and bright fruit aromas and flavors. The plum, blackberry and red berry characters are juicy and ripe with no hint of jamminess, and there's a feeling of liveliness and buoyancy on the palate. A dash of pepper and a seasoning of oak add some complexity, and the tannin is gentle but firm enough to do its job."(JH)

Winery Notes:
THE BRAND:
The Eden Trail is inspired by our Eden Valley vineyards are capable of producing fragrant, delicate mouth watering whites andspicy, bright and refreshingly clean reds. These wines are a fantastic addition to any occasion.

WINEMAKERS NOTE:
Vibrant red with purple tones to the edge of the glass.Lifted blackberry, cumin and cinnamon complemented by savoury French oak.The mid-weight elegant palate highlights black cherry and red apple with white pepper and stone fruit in the background.Smoky supporting oak and long powdery tannins finish the wine and give the palate great elegance and complexity.

VINTAGE:
An above average wet spring and cooler than average summer temperatures led to a later start to picking than normal. This combined with a long and mild ripening period meant that our fruit developed to a beautiful level of maturity on the vine. This has led to outstanding flavours and perfumed, expressive wines. The colours are vibrant and tannins are silky with a fine savoury finish.

WINEMAKING:
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.