When the Clarke forbearers discovered gold in 1870 at the Lady Alice mine in the Barossa goldfields, so began a family dynasty intrigued by geology. A fine legacy that is reflected today in the terroir of our vineyards. The Shotfire range immortilises the Shotfirer’s hazardous job of setting and lighting the charges in the mines.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
There is a lot of wine here for the price, with blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and well balanced spicy oak; the palate is firm and focused, revealing tension between its components; good now and with plenty of fuel in the tank for the future.Rating 92 -James Halliday, Austrailan Wine Companion 2012
Dark ruby/purple, with notes of roasted coconut, graphite, damp earth, blackberry and casses, this perfumed wine hits the palate with a thunderous richness from the glycerin and dense fruit. Quite sexy, stunning, with some structured tannin in the finish, this wine should drink well for another 5-7 years.Rating 90 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (JUN/2012)
Smooth, polished and open textured, with a violet note weaving through the plum and blackberry flavours, lingering easily. Drink now through 2018. Rating 90 - Wine Spectator 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep red colour.
A lifted and intense nose of blackberry fruit, sweet spice and dark chocolate.
The palate is very rich and flavoursome with blackberry and plum fruit. In addition to the primary fruit characters there is plenty of complexity in this wine with spice and earthy notes. There is heaps of mouth filling flavour complemented by chalky tannins. There is great length of fruit as well.
Medals & Trophies
Gold & 'Equal Top Of Class' Medal, 2011 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Gold Medal, 2012 Barossa Wine Show
Gold Medal, 2012 Queensland Wine Show
Silver Medal, 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver Medal, 2012 Perth Wine Show
Silver Medal, 2012 Shanghai InternMedal,ional Wine Challenge
Silver Medal, 2012 Syrah Du Monde
Bronze Medal, 2011 NMedal,ional Wine Show
Bronze Medal, 2012 InternMedal,ional Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal, 2012 Korea Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal, 2012 Sydney Wine Show