Thistledown No.1 Gorgeous Grenache 2021


I am loving this wine at the moment and it’s not surprising;  it’s not the fact that it also happens to be on offer (this month only) or that it’s made from Grenache Noir, a favourite red grape of mine… it’s that it’s not a big bold bruiser of a red wine from Australia that you might expect. It’s a light, unashamedly aromatic and very drinkable red wine that has you reaching for another glass!

It’s sourced from old vines and looked after, having spent a few months in oak barrels that in parts have some smokey, vanilla tones in the background… but this is really all about the red berried (raspberry/cherry) fruits. 94% Grenache with a splattering of Mourvedre or as the Aussie’s call it Mataro. So with the Ashes starting this week, why not grab a bottle of this and a bottle of our new Aussie rosé from Rogers and Rufus.

90 points from Parker and 92 pts from James Halliday confirms the above. It’s a corker… well no, screw cap actually. 14.5% vol.

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