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THORN-CLARKE William Randell Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2005

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93 points - CM 93 CM THORN-CLARKE William Randell Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2005 THORN-CLARKE William Randell Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2005

THORN-CLARKE William Randell Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2005

William Randell is Thorn Clarke’s flagship Shiraz named in honour of William Richard Randell, a 19th century family ancestor and distinguished Australian pioneer. A full bodied rich and spicy style with ripe plum and cassis, sweet coconut oak and plentiful grainy tannins, it has the structure and concentration to reward long term cellaring. The Shiraz is sourced from estate owned vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Vinification takes place in small open top fermenters, manually pumped over and then transferred into 40% new American oak for up to 16 months.
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William Randell is Thorn Clarke’s flagship Shiraz named in honour of William Richard Randell, a 19th century family ancestor and distinguished Australian pioneer. A full bodied rich and spicy style with ripe plum and cassis, sweet coconut oak and plentiful grainy tannins, it has the structure and concentration to reward long term cellaring. The Shiraz is sourced from estate owned vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Vinification takes place in small open top fermenters, manually pumped over and then transferred into 40% new American oak for up to 16 months.
  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Region: Barossa Valley
  • Code: TCWRS
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region Barossa Valley

Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with man

Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.

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Winery THORN-CLARKE

Langton’s Selections Thorn-Clarke William Randell Shiraz Thorn-Clarke has established a strong following in the primary wine market. The family has owned significant vineyard holdings in the Barossa Valley for 20 years. The 100 hectare St Kitts and Truro Vineyard is located in the Northern Barossa at an elevation of roughly 380-410 metres. The cooler-sited 37 hectare Mount Crawford Vineyard at around 500 metres is located at the southern end of the Eden Valley and close to the Adelaide Hills region. The 33 hectare Kabininge Vineyard is located on the Barossa Floor in the Moorooroo area of the Barossa and is mostly planted to Shiraz. The Milton Park Vineyard is a 100 hectare property located between Angaston and Keyneton – on classic Eden Valley soils. The Shotfire Ridge wines based on Kabinininge fruit have done very well in the commercial primary market. The ripely textured chocolaty, a touch minty, Shotfire Ridge Shiraz is matured in new (roughly 40%) and used America
Langton’s Selections Thorn-Clarke William Randell Shiraz Thorn-Clarke has established a strong following in the primary wine market. The family has owned significant vineyard holdings in the Barossa Valley for 20 years. The 100 hectare St Kitts and Truro Vineyard is located in the Northern Barossa at an elevation of roughly 380-410 metres. The cooler-sited 37 hectare Mount Crawford Vineyard at around 500 metres is located at the southern end of the Eden Valley and close to the Adelaide Hills region. The 33 hectare Kabininge Vineyard is located on the Barossa Floor in the Moorooroo area of the Barossa and is mostly planted to Shiraz. The Milton Park Vineyard is a 100 hectare property located between Angaston and Keyneton – on classic Eden Valley soils. The Shotfire Ridge wines based on Kabinininge fruit have done very well in the commercial primary market. The ripely textured chocolaty, a touch minty, Shotfire Ridge Shiraz is matured in new (roughly 40%) and used American and French oak. The Shotfire Quartage is a Bordeaux type blend based which sees around 16 months in mostly tightly grained French and roughly 15% American oak. The William Randell Shiraz, the flagship wine, is a no-holds-barred-no expense-spared type wine, matured in new and equally proportioned French and American oak. However it is little known on the secondary market. David and Cheryl Clarke have established an impressive business based on high quality fruit. The wines are increasingly found on the secondary wine market and always represent good value. The Sandpiper Range comprises entry point wines which are early drinking styles. Terra Barossa wines are marketing wines made for the American palate. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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