A relatively young winery respective to their Barossa peers, Thorn-Clarke has had great success and now claims some of largest private vineyard holdings in the Barossa. With great access to quality fruit and excellent depth of viticultural family history, it’s not a surprise Thorn-Clarke has a name and reputation to stand by.
2021 Eden Valley Pinot Gris
Exceptionally clean and vibrant cut pear and crunchy white melon. The 2021 has a lovely glossy texture but with acidity to carry the pear, lime and fruit flavours. It speaks of the Gris style but with freshness and vitality; a very well made wine.
2020 Barossa Grenache
Grown on the Barossa Valley floor the ripeness of red fruit is immediate. Ripe strawberries and mulberries with black cherry skin lead to baking spices like clove and nutmeg and a touch of dried orange peel. Fine dusty tannins add another dimension to the ripeness of fruit making the wine dry and succulent. Winemaker Peter Kelly has paid attention to the narrative that is Grenache.
2020 Barossa Shiraz
What a treat to put your nose in the glass and find an array of red plum, just picked blackberries and a torrent of black pepper and nutmeg. Wild red florals invoke imagery of Sturt Desert pea and red boronia’s. The wine is lithe and finely framed on the palate with plenty of lift and freshness plus a subtle hint of vanilla pod and cinnamon on the finish. A delicious drop.