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Thistledown, Sands of Time Single Vineyard Old Vine Grenache, 2021

Thistledown, Sands of Time Single Vineyard Old Vine Grenache, 2021

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Rare is the vintage that combines good yields and high quality but 2021 was just that. A remarkable vintage in that it was once again pandemic affected but that it was measured and mild with none of the heat spikes or drought conditions of recent years. A faithful expression of the site – beautiful, haunting aromatics, fine sandy tannins and wonderful, memorable length on the palate.

Robert Parker - 97+pts
"Hooley dooley. Good. This 2021 Sands of Time Old Vine Single Vineyard Grenache shows Grenache in its best light; when the fruit is buoyant, succulent, airy and spicy, but also when it has been compressed and screwed down into place by gossamer fine tannins. This is tight yet expansive, classy yet exciting: a wine of amalgums and complexity. So what does it taste like? First, raspberry leaf tea, red licorice, berry coulis... then blood, ferrous and iodine seep into the edges and drag with them licorice, pink peppercorn, hung deli meat and a whiff of blackberry pie. It finishes slender, with graphite and quartz. The cooler year has exposed a fine framework of ripe, whippy tannins, which hold the fruit in place—ever-present yet invisible. What a wine. 97+ Points, EL, July 2022."

McLaren Vale, Australia
100% Grenache
14.5% ABV

Food Pairing
Braises and stews: long slow cooked roasts of pork or lamb daubes and stews with dark, winey sauces.
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