2018 The Quickening Shiraz, Thistledown, Barossa Valley, South Australia
"Thistledown's 2018 The Quickening Shiraz comes from Eden Valley (75%) and Ebenezer (25%). The blueberries and spice of Eden Valley dominate, but the edges are rounded out by the plushness of the Ebenezer fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, silky and rich, with hints of caramel and cedar on the long, mouthwatering finish." Joe Czerwinski.
James Suckling 92 Points
Intense, rich red-plum and raspberry aromas with gently flinty, stony notes. The palate has a smooth array of fine, fresh and vibrant tannins that carry plenty of red-plum and raspberry flavor. JS, 92 Points, June 2019.
Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2020 93 Points
86% Barossa Valley shiraz, 14% Blewitt Springs grenache, not a common blend, but it works, the grenache acting to soften the somewhat rugged shiraz. The end result is a medium to full-bodied red, which will undoubtedly repay cellaring. JH, 93 Points, August 2019.
A deliciously vibrant style of Barossa Shiraz with succulent raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, hints of spice and elegant, glossy texture. 14.5% ABV.
6 months in French oak.
Divine with a rib of beef.