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Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Chardonnay

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The Sandpiper range from Thorn-Clarke have to be some of the best value wines on the planet! Even though Thorn-Clarke are based in the Barossa Valley, they have journeyed to the cooler-climate of the Eden Valley for this lightly-oaked chardy. Aromas of peaches, lemons and a touch of toast rise from the glass, whilst the palate is medium-bodied, dry and fruity, with tropical and citrus flavours, and a brisk lemony finish. Enjoy chilled down with your mates, or with chicken kiev.

Winemaker's Notes

The wine is a light straw colour. The nose displays some complexity with citrus and stone fruits complimented by nutty barrel characters. This is a medium weight wine with peach and citrus characters balanced nicely with good acidity. The wine finishes with clean lemon like acidity.

Alcohol: 14%

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Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Chardonnay

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WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Interesting nose; smells smoky with characters such as clotted cream, yeast and preserved lemons. Complex, creamy palate with nice oak presence and vibrancy. 3-5
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Tropical and exotic fruits here in this inexpensive single-vineyard Barossa chardonnay; really ripe and rich, straightforward primary wine. The palate is simple and heads into the tropical fruit spectrum, straight edges and finishes sweetish but clean.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
87
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Lifted, oaky nose - a touch toasty. Lean palate with good mid-sweetness. Nice steely notes.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A powerful wine, with nectarine, ripe apple and a touch of citrus; subliminal French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Bright green-yellow; light- to medium-bodied; fresh melon and nectarine fruit-driven style; just a touch of oak; good length. Curious role reversal with Riesling.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86

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