Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache 12pk 2020
Thistledown is the vision of Master of Wine, Giles Cooke. Working with Grenache growers in unique sites across Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Riverland, Giles makes elegant, fine, aromatic reds. Choosing to focus on the Grenache grape shows the belief Giles has in this special variety. Thistledown Grenaches are made in small quantities in the Adelaide Hills.
Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache 2020
From a portfolio of multiple single-vineyard grenache offerings, this is more your everyday version, built from a range of old vineyards in the Riverland and McLaren Vale. Plenty of winemaking mods here: separation of parcels, wild ferments, a bit of whole bunch, older and larger oak containers, so it's all about the grenache, lifted with crimson fruit crush, plenty of spice and a willingness to go with the wine's inherent finishing tannin coating.
Rating: 91 Points
Source: Tony Love, Halliday Wine Companion 2022