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2016 Thistledown Bachelors Block Shiraz

2016 Thistledown Bachelors Block Shiraz

$65.99 Per Bottle

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$64.99 (Buy 6 or More)

14.5%
Cellar to 2028
Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2016
750ml
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$65.99
14.5%
Cellar to 2028
Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2016
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Thistledown was founded by Fergal Tynan and Giles Cooke, two Masters of Wine intent on seeking out the best cooler climate, old-vine vineyards they could find in Australia. They settled on building the winery in the Adelaide Hills appellation, but source fruit from other regions as well, principally Barossa and McLaren Vale. With an emphasis on 125+ year-old Grenache vines, these two MWs, along with winemaker Peter Leske, are now producing some of the most profound, terroir-focused wines Down Under.

    The Bachelor's Block is the first "single site" release and a wine that sets the benchmark for contemporary fine wine from the Barossa. Produced from hand-picked fruit from defined part of one single block in the revered Ebenezer sub-region, Bachelor's Block effortlessly blends precise picking times, whole bunch natural fermentations, gentle vinification with extended time in fine French hogsheads to yield a wine of taut power, finesse and savoury freshness.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The first "single site" release and a wine that sets the benchmark for contemporary fine wine from the Barossa. Produced from hand-picked fruit from defined part of one single block in the revered Ebenezer sub-region, Bachelor's Block effortlessly blends precise picking times, whole bunch natural fermentations, gentle vinification with extended time in fine French hogsheads to yield a wine of taut power, finesse and savoury freshness.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Opulent Barossa red with beautiful dark fruit, some whole bunch pepper and then a long finish of real texture and length.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • From our base in the idyllic Adelaide Hills, we work with pristine fruit sourced from iconic vineyard sites. Giles Cooke MW and Fergal Tynan MW, with the helping hand of Peter Leske, hand-make small-batch wines that illustrate the benefits of great sites and intelligent winemaking. The unique blend of superb fruit sources and experience in both the New and the Old Worlds helps craft wine of subtlety, texture and detail – wines perfectly suited to complement rather than overwhelm fine food.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 97 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Hand-picked from a single block, wild-fermented with 40% whole bunches, matured for 18 months in French hogsheads (50% new). Deluxe packaging is the start, the vinification precisely reflected on the dark berries of the bouquet and supple, medium-bodied palate. By both whole bunch/berry fermentation and the French oak maturation, tannins are relegated to the sidelines and told to keep quiet. An opulent wine in opulent packaging - no expense spared.'

    93 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    It's earthen and coal-like with rounds of plum-soaked fruit. Oak adds polish and a creaminess to the texture, but not a lot in flavour terms; thankfully. It's a coherent wine, every aspect on the same page. Tangy, earthen, loganberry-like notes contribute energy and interest. It's a smart wine. Every detail has been examined and then placed with care.'