Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 6pk 2022 - Indent

Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 6pk 2022 - Indent

Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 6pk 2022 - Indent
Winery Details

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    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. 

Press Review

    Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2022
    Blewitt Springs, an Australian grand cru equivalent. Old bush vines, as is the wont. Wild fermented with a good portion of whole bunches, some in concrete pyramids sans agitation, before ageing in concrete and large neutral oak. Brilliant! Like a slinky, before release over the top step, as riffs on persimmon, Seville orange, rosehip, pomegranate and impeccably ripe cherry clafoutis unwind and expand with a rattle. Long. A sandy scape of gorgeous tannins. World class.
    Rating: 96 Points, Special Value
    Source: Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion


    Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2022
    Blewitt Springs, an Australian grand cru equivalent. Old bush vines, as is the wont. Wild fermented with a good portion of whole bunches, some in concrete pyramids sans agitation, before ageing in concrete and large neutral oak. Brilliant! Like a slinky, before release over the top step, as riffs on persimmon, Seville orange, rosehip, pomegranate and impeccably ripe cherry clafoutis unwind and expand with a rattle. Long. A sandy scape of gorgeous tannins. World class.
    Rating: 96 Points
    Source: JamesSuckling.com (Ned Goodwin MW)


    Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2022
    Vaga Bond Street, given the price.
    Cherry, strawberry, mint and menthol, orange peel. It’s medium-bodied, a juicy red fruit flavour strewn with herbs and spice, supple tannin, and a juicy red fruited finish of fine length and spicy perfume. Nice.
    Rating: 94 Points
    Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front


    Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2022
    Bright ruby and purple tones in a glass that lifts with heady aromas of fresh crushed blueberries and thyme. Palate is bright and fresh with a ripe core of black fruits yet ample savoury dried herbs and meaty undertones already. A gravelly tannin profile ensures it carries long and dries into the finish.
    Rating: 93 Points
    Source: Stuart Knox, The Real Review



    Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2022
    You can rely on Thistledown for great Grenache. It's their thing. Here, the 2022 The Vagabond Old Vine Grenache leads with a vibrant display of red berries, exotic spices and black olive tapenade in merengue lockstep. There are also notes of poached strawberries, redcurrants, red apple skins and salted licorice. This is a lovely wine. It feels lighter than I remember the 2021 being. It is delicate. I love the bloody tannins, open-weave and chewy. The tannins are the highlight.
    Rating: 92 Points
    Source: Robert Parker Wine Advocate (Erin Larkin)