Thorn-Clarke `Sandpiper` Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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There are few purely Barossa Cabernet Sauvignons being made. Like the Sandpiper, Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t like really extremely cold or hot weather. The key to growing Cabernet Sauvignon successfully is selecting a site which will allow slow steady ripening. Sandpiper aims to show that well balanced, varietal Cabernet Sauvignon can be successfully grown in the Barossa.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright coloured; a forward, medium-bodied, fleshy and fresh wine; made for early consumption in a relaxed environment.

Rating 88 - Drink by 2014 - Ben Edwards - James Halliday's Australian Companion(JAN/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

The Sandpiper range is named after the migratory bird which visits the Thorn-Clarke vineyards annually from the northern hemisphere - something of a reminder of the tenacity and commitment which is required for long term viticulture.


The 2011 Sandpiper Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of green bean, dried herbs, and dusty cedar like oak.


The palate has a lively blackcurrant character on the front palate. This fruity character is balanced by spicy, chocolatey oak. The wine has varietal grainy tannins which are persistent well after the wine has left the mouth.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal, 2012 New Zealand International Wine Show

Bronze Medal, 2012 Perth Wine Show

Bronze Medal, 2012 Speigelau International Wine Competition (Nz)

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
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Winery Profile

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After 20 years in vineyard development, Thorn-Clarke is without doubt one of the most exciting Barossa Valley brands to enter the market in some time. The name Thorn-Clarke derives literally from the relationship between two long time Barossa Families. Founders David and Cheryl Clarke (Nee Thorn) work with their son and daughter, Sam and Nicole, in this family-orientated business. With four family-owned vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valley, Thorn-Clarke produces wines across three ranges (Sandpiper, Shotfire and William Randell). All represent exceptional value and display true regional character. This label showcases the best that the Barossa has to offer.

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