Pontifex Wines is a Barossa Valley vineyard owned by Sam and Helen Clarke of Thorn-Clarke. Whilst still very much heavily involved with Thorn-Clarke, Pontifex is a separate, small family concern that revolves around their own 17 acre vineyard where they live, between Tanunda and Nuriootpa. They produce just two wines ? a Shiraz and a Grenache Shiraz Mourv?dre.
Vivid red in colour. Youthful primary fruit of dark cherry, plum, raspberry with brambly spice notes filling out the expressive nose. A mid-weight palate is bright with generous rich fruits of dark cherry, plum and raspberry with dry dusty tannins on the finish. Hints of French oak cedar and spice round out the palate.