Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (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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RRP $18.99

$14.99 per Bottle
$89.94 per case

Overview

Named in honour of the remarkable migratory bird, which can be seen fossicking around the vineyard before flying to the northern hemisphere, sometimes as far as Siberia, before the chill of winter shrouds the Barossa - something of a reminder of the tenacity and commitment which is required for long term viticulture.

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

Expert Reviews

17.5/20 – Raymond Chan

Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is elegantly concentrated and tightly bound with pure aromas of blackcurrant fruit with subtle notes of blackberries and cassis entwined with fresh and dark herbs, showing mint, unfolding a little menthol. This has clarity and definition. Full-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion, but has depth, intensity and penetration of blackcurrant fruit with notes of fresh and dark herbs, mint and cassis. The fruit is underlined by moderate tannin extraction lending good structure and supple grip with integrated acidity, and the wine carries to a light, lingering finish of blackcurrants. This is an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with blackcurrant, dark herb, mint and cassis flavours on a supple, fine-textured palate.

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

Deep red purple colour.

Aroma

Aromas of blackcurrant and mocha fill the glass, with hints of rosemary and five-spice.

Palate

The palate follows through with blackcurrant and is complimented by notes of ripe plums and spice. Together with the soft round tannins, this produces a wine which has great length of flavour and plushness.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - Class 13, Dry Red Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2018/2017, 96 Points - Barossa Wine Show 2019

Blue Gold - Winner Blue Gold, Fuller Bodied Dry Red Wines - Sydney International Wine Competition 2019

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

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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