Silken Beastie Shiraz 2016 (750ml)
The Thistledown Wine Company was founded by Giles Cooke and Fergal Tynan, both Masters of Wine, with the helping hand of Peter Leske. Together they craft small batch wines that highlight great vineyard sites and smart winemaking. Their wines are refined in their texture and detail- they are created to compliment food rather than overwhelm it. Free your mind from stereotypes of the past, be willing to give things another go and imagine the beauty and subtlety that can be borne of an otherwise hostile environment.
The fruit for the 2016 came from 3 different sites within the Barossa, all of which fall within the Ebenezer, Kalimna and Koonunga areas. Wild, partial whole bunch ferments, gentle extraction and sensitive use of oak have resulted in a wine that is both complex and concentrated yet pleasingly light on its feet.
“Delicious red and black cherry, plum and blackberry fruits handsomely framed by fine, ripe tannins and quality French oak.”– 96 pts, James Halliday