Thistledown Silken Beastie Shiraz 2015

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Huon Hooke
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Gary Walsh
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James Halliday
  • Vegan
SKU
TSBS201510 UCAU
$52.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$52.99 Per item
Thistledown Wine Co continues the tradition of Scottish ingenuity and great Australian wine. From the base in the idyllic Adelaide Hills, they work with pristine fruit sourced from iconic vineyard sites. Deep red/purple colour. Oak is the most evident note on the nose, and the wine is medium to full-bodied and smoothly-textured with good intensity of fruit and the oak is supportive on the palate, not running the show. Sweet middle and a clean finish. Delicious red and black cherry, plum and blackberry fruits framed by fine, ripe tannins and quality French oak. - Huon Hooke Great name for a wine. You’d want to say it with a Scottish accent to best effect, I’d say. Billy Connolly would do a great job. Richness, chocolate and perfume, boysenberry ripple, dried mint, stalk and spice. Medium to full bodied, a bit of grainy tannin here, so not entirely silken, with a slightly too enthusiastic nip from acidity, and a kind of raspberry freshness to the pretty long finish, gently stalky tannin dragging it out. - Gary Walsh
Thistledown Wine Co continues the tradition of Scottish ingenuity and great Australian wine. From the base in the idyllic Adelaide Hills, they work with pristine fruit sourced from iconic vineyard sites. Deep red/purple colour. Oak is the most evident note on the nose, and the wine is medium to full-bodied and smoothly-textured with good intensity of fruit and the oak is supportive on the palate, not running the show. Sweet middle and a clean finish. Delicious red and black cherry, plum and blackberry fruits framed by fine, ripe tannins and quality French oak. - Huon Hooke Great name for a wine. You’d want to say it with a Scottish accent to best effect, I’d say. Billy Connolly would do a great job. Richness, chocolate and perfume, boysenberry ripple, dried mint, stalk and spice. Medium to full bodied, a bit of grainy tannin here, so not entirely silken, with a slightly too enthusiastic nip from acidity, and a kind of raspberry freshness to the pretty long finish, gently stalky tannin dragging it out. - Gary Walsh

Scores & Reviews

91 / 100

Huon Hooke

Deep red/purple colour. Oak is the most evident note on the nose, and the wine is medium to full-bodied and smoothly-textured with good intensity of fruit and the oak is supportive on the palate, not running the show. Sweet middle and a clean finish.

92 / 100

Gary Walsh

Great name for a wine. You’d want to say it with a Scottish accent to best effect, I’d say. Billy Connolly would do a great job. Richness, chocolate and perfume, boysenberry ripple, dried mint, stalk and spice. Medium to full bodied, a bit of grainy tannin here, so not entirely silken, with a slightly too enthusiastic nip from acidity, and a kind of raspberried freshness to the pretty long finish, gently stalky tannin dragging it out.

96 / 100

James Halliday

90% Barossa Shiraz from Kalimna/ Koonuga/ Ebenezer, and 10% old bushvine Grenache from Blewitt Springs. Deep, although bright, crimson-purple, delicious red and black cherry, plum and blackberry fruits are handsomely framed by fine, ripe tannins and quality French oak. At the moment that oak needs to pull in its horns, but a couple of years will give it no alternative but to do just that.’ Screwcap. To: 2035.