When the Clarke forbears 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
‘A generous medium to full-bodied wine, the bouquet and palate offering plum, blackberry, and dabs of chocolate and vanilla ex oak first up, given complexity by the brambly, savoury finish.’ Rating 92 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
‘Shotfire Shiraz is back to its reliable, full-bodied self. It’s a big red but it’s not overdone. It does taste of blackberry, coal and tar and the flavour profile is generally at the bigger, exaggerated end of the ripeness spectrum. But it retains a freshness, a clean drinkability, a gutsy rendition of elegance. Smoky, clovey, almost ferrous tannin is a welcome feature. As are gentle infusions of raspberry and vanilla cream. It’s good winter drinking.’ Rating 92 Campbell Mattinson Wine Front, (JUN/2014)
‘Bright purple. Sexy cassis, blackberry and vanilla aromas are complemented by hints of peppery spices, licorice and mocha. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering intense dark berry flavours, a touch of spicecake and very good depth. The licorice and cassis notes repeat on the energetic, youthfully tannic finish.’ Rating 91 - Stepen Tanzer's Intearnational Wine Cellar 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
On release the wine has a deep purple colour with a red hue.
The wine has a lifted nose of clean blackberry fruit accompanied by mocha and spice.
The palate displays sweet fruit characters dominated by blackberry and plum, complimented by cinnamon, clove and nutmeg characters. The wine is full bodied with natural tannin and oak maturation adding texture and complexity to the wine.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show
Silver Medal, 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition
Silver Medal, 2014 International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal, 2014 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Bronze Medal, 2014 New World Wine Awards (NZ)
Bronze Medal, 2014 Barossa Wine Show
Bronze Medal, 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal, The 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show