Thistledown “Bachelor’s Block” Shiraz 2018

“Bachelor’s Block” Shiraz

Varenummer (SKU): 30401 Kategorier: ,

Barossa er kendt for Australiens mest intense shiraz-vine, power frem for finesse. Giles og Fergal går i den modsatte retning og insisterer på, at deres druer fra Ebenezer-blokken kan med sin jernholdige jord levere vin med enestående elegance med vilde urter, solmættede brombær, bålrøg og mynte. En regulær legende med et langt liv foran sig. Forrygende 96 point fra Australiens vinbiskop Halliday & 92 hos James Suckling.
 
Thistledown er ikke bare endnu et vinhus. Det er som at finde ud af, at to mekanikere har gået i en garage og puslet med en bil, der kan køre fra Ferrari. Med andre ord (kunst)håndværk i den helt vilde mesterklasse. Håndplukket og håndlavet af de allerbedste druer, vildgæret i hele klaser og uden industrielle tilsætninger. To Masters of Wine, Giles og Fergal, står for driften og de styrer benhårdt efter friskhed, terroir og good old Aussie juiciness. Vinene er ikke i hverdagsprislejet, men stadig regulære kup i deres liga.

95 points Robert Parker
Grown by Andy Kalleske, the 2018 Bachelor’s Block Ebenezer Shiraz is textbook Barossa Valley Shiraz, with bold notes of purple raspberries and mint but also ample weight and concentration on the full-bodied palate, creamy, supple tannins and a rich, velvety and mouthwatering finish. Made with one-third whole clusters and matured in one-third new oak, neither shows much on the surface, but both impart extra dimension to this multifaceted wine. It should drink well for at least a decade.

95 points James Halliday
I like this. A lot! Again, a sturdy clutch of whole-bunch (40%) mettle and a twine of peppery acidity serves to galvanise teeming blue and black fruit flavours with a sense of restraint. No shortage of richness, soaring violet aromas and the heft desired by many. Barossa, after all. But the overall sense is of a wine from somewhere cooler; a hand with a deft touch. Vinous density juxtaposed against an uncanny lightness and thrumming intensity. Kudos!

93 points Wine Spectator

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Yderligere information

Content

75

Alcohol

14

District

South Australia

County

Barossa

År

2018

Land

Australien

Producent

Thistledown

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