2018 The Quickening Shiraz, Thistledown, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2018 The Quickening Shiraz, Thistledown, Barossa Valley, South Australia

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"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.


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