Thorn-Clarke `Sandpiper` Merlot 2012 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

A warmer spring and cooler summer saw the Barossa begin vintage 2012 with some exceptionally healthy vines and expectations for early maturation. Maximum mean temperatures in the Barossa in spring (September to November) were slightly above average, which led to good vegetative growth, healthy vines and potentially early maturation, while summer mean maximum temperatures were cooler than average.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

‘The quality is surprising considering there’s change to be had from a twenty. Fruit is sourced from estate-owned vineyards and matured in a combination of old American and French oak. The effect is an amplification of simple but pleasing ripe fruit tones, while the grain of oak works its magic with acidity to create good structure.’ Rating 89 - Ray Jorden - Alan Hunter, Courier Mail, August, 2014

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red in colour.

Aroma

This nose has lifted plum and subtle spice characters.

Palate

The palate is medium bodied with an abundance of the primary characters carried through from the nose of plum and spice. All of this with an underlying herbal note adding depth and complexity. Very evenly balanced mouth-filling palate, with a long acid line and silky tannins.

Medals & Trophies

SILVER AT 2014 DECANTER ASIA WINE AWARDS

BRONZE AT 2014 NEW WORLD WINE AWARDS (NZ)

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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