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

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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$15.90 per Bottle
$95.40 per pack
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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.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Good colour; has the abundant, juicy plum and black cherry fruit expected of the vintage, but doesn't flow so smoothly on the back-palate and finish. Time may well fix the problem, which isn't great in any event. Rating 88 - Drink by 2019, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014).

Apparently the odd sandpiper (bird species) have been known to fossick about the 275 hectare Thorn-Clarke vineyard.

This is a juicy, fruity, flavoursome shiraz. It’s pretty decent value. It’s all plum and blackberry flavour with a sweet, ripe centre. Importantly it’s well-mannered, dry and clovey through the finish. You can’t go much wrong here. Rating 88 - Drink by 2019, Campbell Mattinson, (JUN/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep reed with purple hues.


Sultry blackberry, plum and a subtle smoked meat character on the nose.


The palate is soft and silky with strong flavours and a linear acid line. Throughout the palate the wine has subtle chocolate and cedar French oak character.

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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