Buy of the Week AU

Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $19.95

A very young, bold shiraz with depth and intensity even if it’s a trifle raw. Straightforward aromas of dark plum and walnut, the palate medium to full-bodied with plenty of richness and grip. Good value. (Screwcap)

Score: 88 ★★★½ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: drink now to 12 years

Food: drink with Greek-style roast lamb with olives and preserved lemon

Stockists: Mr Liquor – NSW; 161 Cellars – Vic (AU); Fine Wine Delivery Company, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked #7 of 23 2016 Shiraz tasted from Australia

Price Benchmark: AUD $19.99 Avg 88pt 2016 Shiraz tasted from Australia

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