Monday, February 21, 2022

Thistledown 2020 vintage arrives!

Thistledown makes some off the charts old vine Grenache!
We are excited to bring these into Missouri.  We were able to score a small allocation of these amazing Aussie Grenache wines!

2020 Thistledown McLaren Vale She's Electric Grenache...$45.99
Old Vine Single Vineyard
Has a bunchy, deeply complex nose with fruit sitting in the red and blueberry spectrum. Some frisky, ferment, meat and wild herb, too. Plenty of structure and tannin with good depth of summer-berry flavor. Sturdy. Drink over the next six years.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
The aromatic, perfumed aromas on the nose lead through to a delicate yet vibrant palate of spiced wild strawberry fruit, violets and cinnamon. Energetic and almost crisp on the palate. A touch leaner profile than some might expect, but nervy and focused, with laser like precision and length. Textured, enticing and delicious
Rated 95/100 James Halliday

2020 Thistledown Grenache McLaren Vale Thorny Devil...$25.99
In 2020, the fruit for Thorny Devil came from a variety of some of the finest and oldest vineyards in McLaren Vale. Old bush trained vines
An attractively concentrated Grenache with aromas of pomegranate and red berries, as well as berry pastry. Vibrant and concentrated on the palate, this delivers juicy textural spring and a good build of flavor and tannin. Drink over the next six years. Screw cap.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

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