Thorn Clarke Shotfire Quartage 2010
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.