Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Shiraz 2018 – Magnum
- Textured, savoury
Just imagine this: you’re sitting at home with your bottle of red. It’s plush, full, and simply bursting with ripe tannins and fruit. Only, you’re at the end of the bottle already? How did that happen?! Not to worry mofo, Thorn-Clarke have thought about that and are here to provide you with a shiraz magnum. Yes, that really is something you need to have. It’s so quoffable, with black cherry, mulberry and some spice on the back end. Go on, grab a few mates and have yourself a Barossa party.
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Synonymous with success and quality, Thorne-Clarke is truly a first-class family business that shows no signs of slowing down. Since its inception in the Australian wine industry in 1987, Thorn-Clarke adapted the simple, age-old saying "you can't make good wine from bad grapes" which continues to inspire them 27 years on. Considered a stalwart of the Barossa, Thorne-Clarke's rich history within the region goes back to six generations of proud Barossan winemaking and craftsmanship, so it seemed natural that husband-and--wife team David and Cheryl Clarke (ne Thorn) would start up their own namesake winery. A permanent fixture in South Australia, the hardworking team spearheaded by Helen McCarthy since 2011 continue to wave the flag for distinct, world-class wines which showcase the best of the region. Celebrated as one of the largest family-owned estate-based businesses in the Barossa, Thorn-Clarke are proud owners of four vineyards (Two in the Barossa Valley for reds and two in the Eden Valley for whites) which have produced an impressive range of award winning wines for almost three decades.
Confusingly, the Barossa Zone (aka 'Barossa') encompasses the Eden and Barossa Valley regions (the word 'Valley' being the key differentiator). If you don't want all your eggs in one basket, or all your shiraz from one region, this is one solid way to get some complexity of layers (of course, it's not all about shiraz - ha! Yes it is). Despite being about the same area, Eden Valley only has about 20% of the area under vine that its more famous neighbour manages. But it's no surprise that you'll find many of the big and boutique players sourcing their most expensive wines from a little higher than the Barossa Valley floor. So if you see a wine labelled as 'Barossa', you might just be looking at something that extra bit special.