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Elegant, refined with a depth of flavour and varietal integrity from Australia - so it probably won't make their cricket team!

Elegant, refined with a depth of flavour and varietal integrity from Australia - so it probably won't make their cricket team!

Match with roasted lamb, beef & venison dishes

Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Merlot 2017 (Australia)

Member rating / 6
$15.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 96/100 Points Awarded Top 50
Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Merlot 2017 (Australia)

Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Merlot 2017 (Australia)

Member rating / 6
The Barossa vineyard was named by Colonel William Light in 1837, in memory of the British victory over the French in the ‘Battle of Barrosa’...
$15.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

New World Wine Awards 2018

Awarded 96/100 Points

New World Wine Awards 2018

Awarded Top 50

New World Wine Awards 2018

Description

Deep red with purple hues.  The nose shows aromas of lifted red plums and five spice with dark cherry notes. The palate is mid weight and juicy with plush, soft tannins.  It shows a lively red fruit profile with savoury tones adding restraint and elegance to the finish.

An above average wet spring and cooler than average summer temperatures led to a later start to picking than normal. This combined with a long and mild ripening period meant that our fruit developed to a beautiful level of maturity on the vine.  This has led to outstanding flavours and perfumed, expressive wines.  The colours are vibrant and tannins are silky with a fine savoury finish.

The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour,    tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferments remain in the 22-25 degrees celcius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit  expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into a mix of French and American oak to mature (12 months in tight grain French and American oak).

The Barossa vineyard was named by Colonel William Light in 1837, in memory of the British victory over the French in the ‘Battle of Barrosa’ in which he fought in 1811. However, a misspelling on official documents left the region with the name ‘Barossa’. Our Barossa vineyard sites of Kabininge on the Barossa Valley floor, near Tanunda, and in the northern Barossa our St Kitts vineyard adds to the diversity of the Thorn-Clarke estate plantings.

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14.5%

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Good value Prompt delivery

Rosalee - 29/02/2020

Smooth and enjoyable both with food and without. Great value.

Craig - 22/10/2019

Really enjoying this, have reordered.

Mike - 07/04/2019

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Full, tasty and smooth- great value

Bill - 09/08/2019


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