Sunday, December 11, 2022

Thistledown Grenache


2021 Thistledown Gorgeous Old Vine Grenache...$16.99 / 750ml
100% Grenache
Consistently scores 90 points or more!
James Suckling: 90 Points
A pretty nose of red cherry, rose, chicory root, nutmeg and rosemary. Medium- to full-bodied with silky tannins. Bright and fresh acidity drives the palate. Smooth texture, with a lingering and mouthwatering finish. Vegan. Drink now.
Wine Advocate: 90 Points
Having spent some time with Giles this past week tasting component parcels of each of the Grenache cuvées that he makes for the Thistledown range, I look at this 2021 Gorgeous Grenache in a whole new light. Yes, it is made in a juicy, easy-drinking fashion. However, the fruit quality that goes into this wine (from both Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale) builds a wine of eminent balance in the mouth. This is lighter-framed and shaped by fine powdery tannins, yet laden with juicy fruit.

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