Thorn Clarke "William Randell" Shiraz 2016 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [RP 93-95]

Thorn Clarke "William Randell" Shiraz 2016
(Barossa Valley, Australia) - [RP 93-95]

Regular price $45.00 Sale price $39.97 Save $5.03

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Notes From The Winemaker:
Following harvest, the fruit was crushed into a variety of small fermenters (4 to 6T in capacity). Fermentation was carried out at a warm temperature (25-28 degrees). The ferments were manually pumped over to provide good control of tannin extraction. Each fermenter was treated as a separate parcel of wine and once dry was filled to American oak (40% new). Following malolactic fermentation, the wines were racked and returned to the same oak. Parcels remained in barrel for an average of 18 months prior to blending. Only the best barrels from the multiple parcels were used to make the final blend. Once blended the wine was prepared for bottling.

100% Shiraz


93-95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Stereotypical Oz Shiraz to some extent, the 2016 William Randell Shiraz is big, ripe and heavily accented by American oak. Cedar and vanilla notes blend with rich, plummy fruit, those sweet notes brought together and balanced by savory dry tannins. It's a big-ass steak wine, one that will be appreciated by consumers at steakhouses around the world." - Joe Czerwinski (31st Aug 2018)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Nearly opaque in color, this is a dense concentrated wine that oozes grape jelly and berry preserves. Florals, spice and toasty oak run along the spine, but this is mostly about the ripe fruit. On the palate, chewy, muscular tannins cinch the plump fruit, lifting it out of syrupy territory and into a cellaring one. The oak rears up on finish. Drink 2021–2034. Christina Pickard" - (10/1/2019)