Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Blanc 2020

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Stuart Knox
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Tony Love
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THGG202010 UCAU
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Very exotic nose, honeysuckle, cinnamon and green apple notes. The palate is all zip and zing. White berries, lemon thyme and saline minerality all combine with a taut acid line and a dusty fuzz of phenolics. - Stuart Knox Thistledown is the vision of Master of Wine, Giles Cooke. Working with Grenache growers in unique sites across Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Riverland, Giles makes elegant, fine, aromatic reds. Choosing to focus on the Grenache grape shows the belief Giles has in this special variety. An explosion of flavour meets suave, seductive personality! Bright, tangy citrus laced fruit with hints of honeysuckle and lemon balm. Taut, yet textured and complex, this is a beautifully crafted white that breaks the mould. Pairs well with tarragon roast chicken.
Very exotic nose, honeysuckle, cinnamon and green apple notes. The palate is all zip and zing. White berries, lemon thyme and saline minerality all combine with a taut acid line and a dusty fuzz of phenolics. - Stuart Knox Thistledown is the vision of Master of Wine, Giles Cooke. Working with Grenache growers in unique sites across Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Riverland, Giles makes elegant, fine, aromatic reds. Choosing to focus on the Grenache grape shows the belief Giles has in this special variety. An explosion of flavour meets suave, seductive personality! Bright, tangy citrus laced fruit with hints of honeysuckle and lemon balm. Taut, yet textured and complex, this is a beautifully crafted white that breaks the mould. Pairs well with tarragon roast chicken.

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

Stuart Knox

Medium straw-gold colour. Very exotic nose, honeysuckle, cinnamon and green apple notes. The palate is all zip and zing. White berries, lemon thyme and saline minerality all combine with a taut acid line and a dusty fuzz of phenolics. This variety should have a great future in Australia.

92 / 100

Tony Love

Obsessed grenache enthusiasts, Thistledown have searched out a few blocks of its white variant for this perky little number. Airs of poached pear (fruit and liquid), a faint spice note, perhaps a honeysuckle vibe, all held neatly in check. While there's a lovely tang mid-palate, the drinking reveals a mouth-watering chalky texture that stays in the zone effortlessly. Lots to like here.