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Thorn Clarke Shotfire Quartage 2010

Thorn Clarke Shotfire Quartage 2010
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SKU 853065000139


The 2010 Shotfire Quartage has a lifted aroma of blackcurrant, cedar, spice and subtle violets. The palate is medium to full bodied in weight and displays cassis characters. The wine has long silky tannins that are to be expected from wines made in the vain of a Bordeaux blend.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, Barossa
Brand Thorn Clarke
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Shotfire Quartage, a more expensive but more complex wine, is an inky ruby/purple blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc with a little Petit Verdot and Merlot. This delicious red displays notes of plum sauce, Asian soy, vanilla, white chocolate and copious quantities of black currant and blackberry. It is medium to full-bodied, with very velvety tannins (a characteristic of Thorn-Clarke reds) and a heady, succulent finish. This wine sees more time in French oak (about 85%) than in American oak (15%). It should drink nicely for 4-5 years.

Robert Parker, June 2012