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Plush & full-bodied with well balanced tannins

Abundant with vibrant red fruits supported by subtle hints of French Oak on the bouquet

Match with barbecued & roasted red meats

Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

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Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars
Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 16
All the hallmarks of a classic vintage...


Awarded 91/100 Points

Halliday Wine Companion, Aug 2020

Awarded 4 Stars

Cuisine Magazine 2020


  • French oak
  • Black cherry
  • Red fruit
  • Balanced tannins

From a classic year, this Barossa Shiraz has an intense red colour with vivid purple hues. The nose is abundant with vibrant red fruits supported by subtle hints of French Oak. On the palate, well balanced tannins are intertwined with flavours of black cherries, satsuma plums and mulberries. This all leads to a wine which is full bodied in style with a plush mouthfeel and great length of flavour.

The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for our red varieties to ripen. This along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in wines with great depth of varietal flavours, excellent tannin structure and colour along with a long balanced finish. Reds from 2018 will age well due to their intense concentration and power.

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 ferment temperatures remain in the 22-25 degree Celsius 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 French oak for maturation for up to 12 months.





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Will be buying this again, one of the best in this price bracket.

Mike - 20/01/2022

Good value for money

Brian - 26/10/2021


Tim - 02/04/2021

Very fine wine

Barbara - 22/07/2020

full and smooth

Michael - 16/07/2020


Mark - 06/02/2022

Good value for money. Beautiful nose and a great rich finish. Tannins are greatly balanced. Are there any older vintages? Kindest regards, Mario

Mario - 17/01/2022


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