TN: 2006 Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Shotfire (Ridge) (Australia, South Australia, Barossa)

  • 2006 Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Shotfire (Ridge) - Australia, South Australia, Barossa (8/2/2008)
    Decanted for 3 1/2 hours. Dense, inky purple in color. As someone else said it was so dense it stained in the inside of the glass. A moderate nose of plum, red cherry, tar, some floral and spice. I did not find the nose to be all that powerful nor were the aromas all that easy to detect. On the palate it was a nice medium acidity with some edgy tannins. It would be too much to say the tannins were rough but they were certainly not smooth or well integrated. The flavor intensity was middle of the road and it was medium bodied. The flavor profile was similar to the nose in that the flavors were not readily apparent. Plum, red cherry, some dark fruit, leather and oak were most noticeable. The moderate finish left some dark fruit and chocolate behind. Overall, with some discernment, there were some nice flavors that may lead to a nice, balanced and complex wine. Right now this is perhaps too young. After about another 30 minutes in the glass it opened up more and became more dark fruit, chocolate and plum focused with some nice spice (pepper). That showed something and could be a sign of its future. The next day it was closed down again. This needs much more time in bottle to even have a chance. 88-92 points. 88 now with the chance it could push up into the low to mid 90s with some ageing. (88 pts.)

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