2010 Thorn Clarke Shotfire Quartage Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec Merlot
A blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec and 12% Merlot that was matured for 12 months in French oak hogsheads. 2010 was an excellent vintage in the Barossa with very little extreme weather resulting in fantastic colour and flavour in red varietals.Totally opaque black crimson colour with very deep dark crimson red hue. The nose displays aromas of ripe blackcurrant, dark plum and a touch of liquorice with some underlying cedar and spice. Full bodied the palate is filled with very generous ripe fruit flavours of blackcurrant and liquorice followed by some cedar and spice. Fine grained tannins. Good length with long ripe blackcurrant, mulberry and spicy cedar aftertaste.
Cellar 3-4 years (2015-2016)