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
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)