Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Blanc 12pk 2023
Thistledown is the vision of Master of Wine, Giles Cooke. Choosing to focus on the Grenache grape shows the belief he has in the variety. A certified member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, they have secured numerous rare old vines and unique vineyards for the future. Working with growers across McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Riverland, they craft elegant, fine, aromatic reds, many destined to showcase Grenache's charm as a single variety. Thistledown wines are made in small quantities in the Adelaide Hills.
The faintly grey/brassy hue is that of the variety. An uncommon wine in Australia, but not so in southern France. The wine can be clunky, but not here.
Rating: 93 points, Special Value
Source: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion