Sandpiper Cabernet Sauvignon
$1799each
$215DOZEN
WineryThorn Clarke
Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $17.99
$215.00
Currently out of stock
Labelled for a remarkable migratory bird, which can be seen fossicking around the Thorn Clarke vineyards as it prepares to fly north, sometimes as far as Siberia, before the chill of winter shrouds the valley. Is the Barossa really that cold? Sandpiper represents a highly regional expression, showing the greener, slightly more vegetative qualities of temperate clime Cabernet Sauvignon. A long spell under a selection of tightly grained French oak barrels imparts liquorice characters over the essential Barossa dark chocolate and blackberry flavours.
Thorn-Clarke are one of the Barossa's baronial winegrowing estates and have been supplying fruit to Australia's most cherished labels for generations. Cabernet grapes from splendid vineyards are crushed and destemmed into fermenters. Yeast is immediately added and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is employed to ensure temperatures remain between 22C and 25C, allowing time for the tannins and fruit to develop fully. Batches are pressed upon completion, a week after the crush, followed by transfer to a combination of new and prior use, predominantly French oak barrels for a year's maturation.
TASTING NOTES
Medium to deep red colour. Great lift and intensity to the nose, a complex mix of cherry ripe and blackberries, liquorice, currant and wild rose. A solidly structured medium weight palate offering rich ripe fruit, blackcurrant and strawberry yogurt/oak characters, nicely balanced by notes of coffee, nutmeg and dried herbs. Sandpiper finishes on a length of fine silky tannins and lingering sweet black fruit flavours.
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Sandpiper Cabernet Sauvignon
WineryThorn Clarke
Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $17.99
  $215.00
Currently out of stock
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Sandpiper Chardonnay
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Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Eden Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
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Sandpiper Merlot
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Fruit Merlot
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
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Sandpiper Pinot Gris
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Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Eden Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
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Sandpiper Shiraz
WineryThorn Clarke
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
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Thorn Clarke Pinot Chardonnay Brut
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Fruit PinotNoir Chardonnay
Regions Eden Valley
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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Thorn Clarke Shotfire Chardonnay 2007
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Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Eden Valley
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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Thorn Clarke Shotfire Cuvee 2004
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Fruit CabernetSauv CabernetFranc Malbec PetitVerdot Merlot
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
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Thorn Clarke Shotfire Pinot Gris
WineryThorn Clarke
Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Eden Valley
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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Thorn Clarke Shotfire Quartage
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Fruit CabernetSauv CabernetFranc Malbec PetitVerdot
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $22.99
  $275.00
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Thorn Clarke Shotfire Shiraz
WineryThorn Clarke
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $22.99
  $275.00
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More About Thorn Clarke Winery
The Thorn-Clarke family has a long history in the Barossa, six generations of involvement in the region's world famous wine industry
The Barossa Valley was settled in the early 1840s by small farmers and artisans seeking religious freedom from their native Silesia. The warm, fertile valley was ideal for ripening winegrapes and Australia's largest wineries made their headquarters amongst the vineyards. In the cooler ranges above the Barossa, known as Eden Valley, English settlers created large pastoral runs for sheep and cattle, but also planted vineyards to ensure a supply of table wine. Thorn Clarke»