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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Thorn-Clarke Quartage 2008

Inky black in colour providing an indication of what to expect with the mass of black fruit that presents itself.  A fantastic exercise in blending, this wine is a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon (52%), Malbec (24%), Cabernet Franc (18%), Petit Verdot (3%) and Merlot (3%).  General black fruits, leafy Cabernet, some tapenade in the mix too.

Medium-full bodied, the black fruits flow nicely through to the palate, good balance, yet it is the tannic grip that captivates.  A grippy, raspiness to the profile that makes the finish and will likely set the wine up for a good future ahead.  Equally drinking well now, the tannin a good match to rich meaty dishes, such as a good hearty casserole as the cooler months approach.  91 - Very Good

Source: GFWS
Price: $20
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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