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2016 Thistledown Bachelors Block Shiraz

2016 Thistledown Bachelors Block Shiraz

'An opulent wine in opulent packaging - no expense spared.'
97 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

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DESCRIPTION
  • 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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    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.


    TASTING NOTES

  • REVIEWS

    '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.'
    97 Points - James Halliday


    '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.'
    93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front