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2018 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Quartage Red Blend

Barossa, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$24. 99 Bottle
$299.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin
A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot. Pitch black heart with a deep dark red black hue. Aromas of blackcurrant and ripe mulberry are trailed by cedary tobacco notes and spicy bay leaf. Rich, lush blackcurrant fruits dominate the full bodied palate with notions of red liquorice, mulberry, dusty vanillin cedar and spicy tobacco lying underneath. Ripe, slightly chewy tannins give the finish a structured feel. Long generous, robust aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
7/23/20/10% cabernet sauvignon/malbec/cabernet franc/merlot, matured 12 months in French oak barrels. A characterful and age-worthy blend in which malbec and cabernet franc play more than a support role, defining not only fragrant lift and savoury complexity but deepening a fine, dry tannin profile. The crunchy redcurrants of cabernet uphold a bright, tangy core of freshness and integrity, holding long through an even and enduring finish. One for the cellar. Drink by 2033.
93 points
Tyson Stelzer – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion