Thomson Estate, W&J Clare Valley Shiraz
W&J Clare Valley Shiraz
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.
VARIETY 100% Shiraz
REGION 100% Clare Valley, South Australia
CELLARING 8 years
TITRATABLE ACIDITY 5.9 g/L
Residual Sugar 2.1
Grown in our Clare Valley estate vineyards, and selected from our 18.29 hectares of Shiraz plantings. The richness of the fruit in its natural state is protected and nurtured through minimal intervention in the winery. Careful use of French oak provides a support and complexity to fruit richness and regional expression.
Intense mulberry, cassis and plums on the nose with a hint of pepper.
A layered palate of juicy dark mulberry and pepper is balanced by the gentle use of French oak to provide a silky tannin structure Clare is renowned for. A soft, smooth and elegantly structured wine.
Savour with roasted red meats, game and rich sauce pasta dishes or strong cheeses. Vegan Friendly.
AWC Vienna Wine Challenge 2017
Mundus Vini Summer 2017
Double Gold Medal
China Wine & Spirits Awards – Best Value 2015
Mundus Vini Germany - Spring 2015
Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna 2015
UK International Wine Challenge 2015*
“Bold and powerful. Instant impact of big black cherry, chocolate, liquorice.. Good concentration and length”*