World class

Thorn-Clarke Wines Shiraz has wowed judges at the 2013 International Wine Challenge in London.

The 2010 William Randell Shiraz has been award the trophy for Best Australian Shiraz and Best Barossa Shiraz. 

Senior winemaker of Thorn-Clarke Wines Helen McCarthy said it was a fantastic feeling to be awarded two international trophies.

“It is a fantastic achivement for us,” Helen said. 

“The 2010 Shiraz is a slightly different style to past Shiraz.

“It has more Eden Valley grapes and is very elegant with a floral aroma.”

This is not the first set of trophies that the family-owned winery has won.

Over the last 10 years the quiet achievers have won an impressive 20 trophies for their Barossa wines from International and major Australian wine shows.  

In 2012 the 2010 award winning Shiraz scored 97 points and was ranked in the top 100 wines for 2012 by James Halliday.

Thorn-Clarke Wines chief executive Sam Clark said Australian winemakers can take heart from the high standards they set both domestically and internationally.

"Australian wines are consistently setting the pace for elegance and balance and they are worthy ambassadors of Australian culture,” Mr Clark said. “The International Wine Challenge wins confirm that our wines hold both local and international appeal.

“It's a big win for our winery and vineyard team, whose dedication and quality focus have made this success possible.”

The 2010 William Randell Shiraz  is available at Thorn-Clarke Wines cellar door and  all fine liquor outlets. 

WINNERS: Senior winemaker of Thorn-Clarke Wines Helen McCarthy, left, and Thorn-Clarke Wines winemaker Anna Broms with the award winning Shiraz.

WINNERS: Senior winemaker of Thorn-Clarke Wines Helen McCarthy, left, and Thorn-Clarke Wines winemaker Anna Broms with the award winning Shiraz.