Thistledown Bachelor's Block Shiraz 2020
Ebenezer, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
Producer: Thistledown Wine Company
The first "single site" release and a wine that sets the benchmark for contemporary fine wine from the Barossa. Produced from hand-picked fruit from defined part of one single block in the revered Ebenezer sub-region, Bachelor's Block effortlessly blends precise picking times, whole bunch natural fermentations, gentle vinification with extended time in fine French hogsheads to yield a wine of taut power, finesse and savoury freshness.
A complex and savoury nose with hints of graphite, liquorice, spice and blackberry. The palate is well balanced with dense, smoky black fruits and beautifully polished, glossy tannins that provide a mouthfilling yet succulent, energetic finish.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Points, Awards, Reviews for 2018:
- 95 points - James Halliday Wine Companion
- 95 points - The Wine Advocate
- 93 points - Wine Spectator
Grape Variety: Shiraz