Thomson Estate W & J Super Clare 2016 (12 x 750mL) Clare Valley, SA

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1838 was the year Walter Thomson, with wife Jane, arrived in Australia and established a winemaking tradition. Faithful to his approach, our estate grown parcels are carefully tended by our vignerons to create wines of great intensity.

Set in the northern range of the cool and picturesque Clare Valley, the high altitude provides finesse and delicate power to our mature vines.

Grown in our Clare Valley estate where Cabernet Sauvignon thrives, the above and beyond is Sangiovese; an Italian grape we’ve coaxed to trophy-winning levels in this vineyard. Then tickled with a touch of Shiraz. The mature vines coupled with innovative thinking offers a rich intensity that is delightfully different to the Clare’s classic varietal styles. The pushing of boundaries we’ve christened our “Super Clare” and we adore the result in its defiance. Ripe Plum, scorched almond and savoury cherry with plush French oak spice and silky tannins to cellar 8-10 years.

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Thomson Estate W & J Super Clare 2016 (12 x 750mL) Clare Valley, SA

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1838 was the year Walter Thomson, with wife Jane, arrived in Australia and established a winemaking tradition. Faithful to his approach, our estate grown parcels are carefully tended by our vignerons to create wines of great intensity.

Set in the northern range of the cool and picturesque Clare Valley, the high altitude provides finesse and delicate power to our mature vines.

Grown in our Clare Valley estate where Cabernet Sauvignon thrives, the above and beyond is Sangiovese; an Italian grape we’ve coaxed to trophy-winning levels in this vineyard. Then tickled with a touch of Shiraz. The mature vines coupled with innovative thinking offers a rich intensity that is delightfully different to the Clare’s classic varietal styles. The pushing of boundaries we’ve christened our “Super Clare” and we adore the result in its defiance. Ripe Plum, scorched almond and savoury cherry with plush French oak spice and silky tannins to cellar 8-10 years.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

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COLOUR/AROMA: - Dark garnet red with ruby hue. Clove and plum blossom with scorched almond and porcini mushroom

PALATE: -Firm silky tannins provide the backbone to this commanding style. Ripe dark chocolate, savoury cherry and blackcurrant fruits are complexed with plush French oak spice and a nuttiness akin to pecan pie. Vegan Suitable

VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon 68%, Sangiovese 23% Shiraz 10%

WINEMAKING: Sourced from our estate vineyards in the northern ranges of the Clare Valley and vinified in small batches, the components were aged in French oak barriques for 1824 months. The resulting Super Clare blend is an opulent wine with persistence and length

Winery Profile

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Scotts Creek wine range is produced by Byrne & Smith Wines.  

Byrne & Smith have one of Australia's largest family owned vineyard estates, with over 520 hectares in wine growing regions including Clare Valley and Riverland, South Australia.

In 1960 Romla & Eric Byrne first purchased the property Devlin's Pound near Waikerie, in the Riverland, South Australia. Here began the passion for brothers Rob and Terry Byrne with vineyards and viticulture. The first vines were planted on this site in 1965. Although originally working as a Chartered Engineer, it is the wine industry that has become the passion for Director Rob Byrne. Fellow Director Terry Byrne is a Roseworthy graduate and has been involved in vineyard ownership and management for over 30 years. Their philosophy is to grow quality fruit, whilst conserving our precious natural resources.

With a family history of three generations in the South Australian wine and horticultural industry, Byrne & Smith Wines is committed to maintaining environmental sustainability.

Scotts Creek vineyard is located just outside the historical township of Morgan in the Riverland, South Australia. Established in 1974, under the direction of Australian Wine Industry pioneer Max Schubert, the site was selected for its stony soils over a limestone base, producing wines with immense character and complexity. The historic vineyard overlooks the Scotts Creek Wetlands.

Not afraid to get her hands dirty, conservationist and grape grower Elise Byrne has passion, determination, and above all, a love of the environment. She explains... "Our group works to make a difference, thereby encouraging others to this national cause. Imagine the whole stretch of river, wetlands and floodplains managed and revitalised. Our group is doing it and so are others. The whole river system can be alive again!"

The future vision of Scotts Creek Wetlands is to continue to retain its prominent status by maintaining the biodiversity of its fauna and flora, in particular the endangered Growling Grass Frog (alias Southern Bell Frog).

View Byrne & Smith website

Other Information

  • 2016 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - Clare Valley, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 15% alc.
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