Thistledown Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz
Excited by the response they got from the Gorgeous Grenache, Thistledown have taken a similarly left-field take on Shiraz by taking old vines and co-fermenting with a little Zibibbo to make a delicious, but very different Shiraz. On the nose there are peaches, ripe nectarine, wild raspberry and a little spice. The palate is soft and slurpy, the texture silky and any tannins just add a little seasoning – like macerated strawberries and black pepper. Turning a previously undervalued resource into something that is hugely enjoyable and ultimately gorgeous..... its certainly a great barbeque style, juicy and bright and not too heavy.