Thistledown Distant Light Grenache Shiraz 2018
51% McLaren Vale Grenache & 49% Barossa Shiraz, South Australia, Australia
The Distant Light is what keeps many of us moving forward. It is the faint, twinkling lights of a harbour, gently beckoning home weary fishermen after time at sea. It is the comforting glow of a wood fire burning post a long, winter’s walk. It is the dazzling, azure blue of the ocean, glimpsed through gullies after a long drive to the coast. It is the streak of light on the horizon, viewed from a hilltop vineyard, ushering in a new dawn.
An intoxicating, ethereal nose of sweet, spicy black cherry, cassis and balsam. The palate unravels its silky, textural beauty over the palate. Draped with wild strawberry, north African spice, autumnal wood smoke and hints of smoky, grilled meats, it displays an elegant persistence.
Press & Awards:
- 95 points - Halliday Wine Companion
- 95 points - The Wine Front
- 94 points - JamesSuckling.com (Nick Stock)
- 93 Points - Wine Advocate
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Grape Variety: 51% Grenache, 49% Shiraz