Thorn-Clarke Single Vineyard Selection Malbec 2018
- Barossa Valley
Thorn-Clarke have been growing grapes in the Barossa region for an astounding 130 years! Now six generations on, they have risen to become one of the largest family-owned estates in the region and consistently produce wines with classic Barossa generosity. This single vineyard malbec is picked from their northern-most vineyard, de-stemmed, fermented and pressed into seasoned French and American oak. The resulting wine is immensely complex and certainly holds no punches. Powerfully aromatic, there’s notes of juicy blueberry, plum and cocoa. The robust palate is intense and textured with rich layers of ripe mulberry, black cherry and spice, held together by luxurious silky tannins. This, my friends, is classic Barossa with true class and sophistication.
“Offering terrific fruit richness with seductive complexity, the bouquet shows dark plum, mulberry, olive, game, cocoa and toasted nut characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit intensity together with rich texture and silky tannins, making it delectable and persistent. A wonderfully generous wine with attractive savoury undertones.”
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Synonymous with success and quality, Thorne-Clarke is truly a first-class family business that shows no signs of slowing down. Since its inception in the Australian wine industry in 1987, Thorn-Clarke adapted the simple, age-old saying "you can't make good wine from bad grapes" which continues to inspire them 27 years on. Considered a stalwart of the Barossa, Thorne-Clarke's rich history within the region goes back to six generations of proud Barossan winemaking and craftsmanship, so it seemed natural that husband-and--wife team David and Cheryl Clarke (ne Thorn) would start up their own namesake winery. A permanent fixture in South Australia, the hardworking team spearheaded by Helen McCarthy since 2011 continue to wave the flag for distinct, world-class wines which showcase the best of the region. Celebrated as one of the largest family-owned estate-based businesses in the Barossa, Thorn-Clarke are proud owners of four vineyards (Two in the Barossa Valley for reds and two in the Eden Valley for whites) which have produced an impressive range of award winning wines for almost three decades.
'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.