Thorn-Clarke ‘Sandpiper’ Barossa Shiraz 2015

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 24-Apr-2016
Very full, near impenetrable, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple tints. The nose is fine in proportion with tightly-bound, penetrating aromas of ripe blackberry, plum and liquorice fruit, along with black pepper, spices and subtle, minerally reduction. This is soft and integrated. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of black berried fruits, liquorice and black pepper are detailed with spice and eucalypt notes along with some minerally, earthy reduction. The wine is elegant in presentation with a softly extracted, fine-textured core, balanced by fresh, lacy acidity. This has good drive and linearity, with concentration and presence, and carries to a long finish of black fruits, pepper and minerals. This is an elegantly concentrated, fine-textures Shiraz with black fruits and some minerally, reductive detail. Match with barbecued and grilled red meats over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from ‘St Kitts’, ‘Milton Park’ and ‘Kabininge’, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in French and American oak. 16.5/20 Apr 2016 RRP AU$19.00

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