Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Shiraz

Barossa lovers flock to it every time.

Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Shiraz

2016, Barossa Valley Australia
  • Gold medal (New World Wine Awards 2017), 90/100 (Bob Campbell MW)
  • From the Barossa, South Australia
  • Named after birds that come and go at the winery (the migratory Sandpiper, what were you thinking?)
  • Medium to full bodied, rich and ripe berry fruit flavours
  • RRP $21.99

    $16.99

    Named Thorn Clarke after the owners David Clarke and Cheryl Thorn. They’re now both married (to each other) but what’s with the Sandpiper?

    It’s actually northing to do with Cheryl or a food match, the Sandpiper is a migratory bird that visits the winery. Yes, that does beg another question! 

    We do know one thing though – this fine specimen sure has seen enough medals in its time to justify why lovers of Barossa Shiraz flock to it every year. Medium to full bodied with rich, ripe berry fruit flavours – it’s a must for all bird lovers.

    The Lowdown: 14.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Raymond Chan 4 Stars
    New World Wine Awards Gold
    Browse Wine | Red | Shiraz | 2016 | Thorn Clarke

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