THISTLEDOWN Old Vine Grenache, Sands of Time 2017 Bottle/st (rtc)
Red Still Wine | Australia | South | McLaren Vale | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Sub-Region: McLaren Vale
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Sourced from their favourite vineyard in the world renowned Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale, this is a delightfully mid-weight wine whose subtle layers of fruit lend it a persistence that belies its appearance. Hand-picking and a very gentle winemaker process produce a wine that is a faithful expression of the site – beautiful, haunting aromatics, fine sandy tannins and wonderful, memorable length on the palate.
James Halliday, 96 points - "From 80 yo vines, matured in French puncheons (25% new). A high class wine begging to be given as long as possible before a blind tasting with Chateau Rayas et al. It has the power and depth to its red and blue fruits, tamed by oak, set to develop another leg or two over the next 20 years. Classy tannins. Great package. Diam. 14.5% alc. To: 2037."