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Thistledown the Quickening Shiraz 2019

Thistledown The Quickening Shiraz 2021


About this Wine


The Thistledown The Quickening Shiraz 2021 is a masterful representation of the rich diversity and quality of Australian Shiraz. Crafted from meticulously selected grapes from the most prestigious Shiraz vineyards in Australia, the 2021 vintage showcases a perfect amalgamation of climate, soil, and winemaking expertise. This vintage is celebrated for its optimal growing conditions, which have resulted in a Shiraz that stands out for its depth, complexity, and elegance.

Thistledown, renowned for its dedication to excellence, has created The Quickening Shiraz as a testament to the varietal’s versatility and the unique terroir of the Australian landscape. This wine is an homage to the traditional Australian Shiraz, reimagined with a contemporary touch, making it a must-have for both connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts.

Technical Notes

  • Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz.
  • Vineyard Location: Sourced from select vineyards across Australia’s renowned Shiraz-growing regions, each contributing distinct characteristics to the wine due to variations in soil, elevation, and microclimate.
  • Soil Type: A diverse range of soil types, including ancient rocky terrains and fertile loams, providing a complex foundation for grape growth.
  • Climate: The 2021 growing season was marked by optimal conditions for Shiraz, with a balance of warm sunny days and cool nights, allowing for the development of intense flavors and a good acid structure in the grapes.
  • Harvesting: Grapes are handpicked at optimal ripeness, ensuring a high-quality harvest that captures the essence of the varietal.
  • Fermentation: Employing traditional fermentation methods, complemented by modern techniques to preserve the varietal’s distinctive flavor profile.
  • Aging: The wine is aged in a combination of new and seasoned oak barrels, carefully selected to enhance complexity and texture without overshadowing the fruit’s natural qualities.
  • Alcohol Content: Typically around 13.5-14.5%, well-balanced to support the wine’s robust flavor profile.
  • Tasting Profile: Features a deep ruby color. The aroma offers a rich blend of blackberries, plums, vanilla, and spices, with smoky oak nuances. On the palate, it presents a luxurious array of dark fruit flavors, complemented by dark chocolate, licorice, and a hint of pepper. The wine has a smooth texture with velvety tannins and a balanced acidity, leading to a long, satisfying finish.
  • Bottling: Bottled with the goal of maintaining the integrity and full expression of the Shiraz grape.

Tasting Notes

Upon pouring, Thistledown The Quickening Shiraz 2021 mesmerizes with a deep, inviting ruby color. The nose is greeted with an enticing array of aromas: rich blackberries and lush plums, elegantly interwoven with notes of vanilla, delicate spices, and a hint of smoky oak.

The palate experience of this Shiraz is nothing short of extraordinary. Expect a luxurious tapestry of flavors – dark fruits at the forefront, harmoniously paired with subtle notes of dark chocolate, licorice, and a gentle peppery spice. The texture is impeccably smooth, with velvety tannins providing structure and depth. The wine’s natural acidity is well-balanced, ensuring each sip finishes with a satisfying and memorable length.

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