Tuesday, April 9, 2024

2022 Thistledown Gorgeous Old Vine Grenache

2022 Thistledown Gorgeous Old Vine Grenache...$18.99 / 750ml
Sourced from a patchwork of older sites in Riverland, with back-burners of shiraz (4%) and mataro (1%) in the mix. Wild fermented in large neutral oak with a good seasoning of whole bunches. No fining or filtering with the aim of retaining the integrity of fruit while promoting its natural energy. Sappy, fruity and punchy. Full-bodied, yet you would hardly know it. Nothing at all heavy here. Drinks like a candied pinot, reeling off notes of rosehip, maraschino cherry and Seville orange before a bristle of bunchy tannins concludes. A little torrefied, needing a chill for savoriness. Drink now. Screw cap.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling
Rated 90/100 Halliday Wine Companion
Rated 90/100 The Real Review

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