The Wine Spectator

Thorny Devil Grenache 2013

90pts

http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/note_id/407719

 

Vivid and juicy, offering a mouthful of current, dried cherry and red raspberry flavors that are bold and bright, with a hint of orange peel and black tea on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 200 cases imported.

 

 

Wine Enthusiast USA

Joe Czerwinski

Thorny Devil Grenache 2013

92pts Editor's Choice

 

"This bottling is light on its feet for its 15% stated abv, showcasing fresh cherry fruit, gentle herbal notes and silky tannins. Drink now-2022"

 

The Wine Spectator

Thorny Devil Grenache 2013

90pts

http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/note_id/407719

 

Vivid and juicy, offering a mouthful of current, dried cherry and red raspberry flavors that are bold and bright, with a hint of orange peel and black tea on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 200 cases imported.

 

 

 

Wine & Spirit Magazine USA

The Thorny Devil Grenache, Barossa 2013

92pts

"Two MWs - Giles Cooke and Fergal Tynan - founded this Adelaide Hills winery n 2010, joining forces with winemaker Peter Leske of Revenir. This is their first vintage of the Thorny Devil, from an old-vine, dry-grown vineyard in Barossa, which they ferment as mostly whole berries without added yeast, then age in old oak barrels. It's a wine with serious structure, the tarry tannins carrying fresh cherry and cranberry flavors without any sense of excess alcohol. There's old-vine complexity in the finish, which lasts, clean and savory."

 

Lisa Perotti-Brown MW

Thorny Devil Grenache 2013

90pts

www.erobertparker.com

 

"Pale garnet with a hint of purple, the 2013 Thorny Devil Grenache offers a tantalizing nose of kirsch, red plum preserves and raspberry coulis with nuances of baking spices and lavender. Unashamedly full, rich and packed with red berry and spice flavors, it has lovely silky tannins and great freshness throughout the long finish"

 

 

Tim Atkin

Thorny Devil Grenache 2013

90pts

http://www.timatkin.com/reviews?1436

 

"Juicy, easy drinking Barossa Grenache that carries its alcohol lightly. The oak is well handled here on this wine overseen by Masters of Wine, Giles Cooke and Fergal Tynan. Raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, a touch of oak and ripe, satisfying finish. Try it chilled for maximum pleasure."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Ahmed

The Wine Detective January 2015

http://thewinedetective.co.uk/blog/australia/first-taste-thistledown-vagabond-thorny-devil-grenache-2013

 

" Following my great Grenache round up last October, Giles Cooke MW dropped me a line to suggest I take a look at Thistledown Grenache....though both share the variety's characterisitic high alcohol, it's worn lightly thanks to a remarkable freshness and levity which allows the details/terroir of each Grenache to shine.

 

Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2013

 

" Bright translucent cherry red with a floral, spicy nose and palate. Its crunchy sour red cherry/plum and earthier wild raspberry fruit is laced with sweet , lingering cinnamon and cedar spice, violets and almond -edged kirsch. With lovely animation and freshness from tip to toe there's no glycerol drag. A very good example of a medium bodied Greanche with fine detail"

 

Thistledown Thorny Devil Grenache 2013

 

" This deep ruby red has bigger bones. Relatively ample red cherry and berry fruit flesh them out, as does gently creamy vanilla oak. If that was all, it would be well made but not especially interesting. Layers of savoury spice (liquorice), medicinal (coltsfoot), hardpan earth, a touch of frangipane even, rescue it from this fate, as does a firm finish with attractive freshness. Very good."

 

Gary Walsh

The Wine Front

The Thorny Devil Grenache 2013

91pts

http://www.winefront.com.au/thistledown-thorny-devil-old-vine-single-vineyard-grenache-2013/#.VQrOZY7kelY

 

"Poached strawberry, rapberry, mint and brown spices. It's silky and juicy, tempered by fine graphite tannin, even acidity and has a delicious succulence throughout. Has freshness and vitality, but most importantly, is really good to drink"

 

Huon Hooke

Thorny Devil Grenache 2013

90 pts 4 stars

http://huonhooke.com/

 

"Deepish red/purple: a bright, youthful colour. Meaty, charcuterie and dark cherry aromas plus a lick of spice tumble from the glass. In the mouth, its softly textured and medium-bodied and finishes with a touch of bitterness. A very pleasant wine, glycerol-textured and smooth, the bitterness would be easily mopped up by food"

.

 

Get Social with Us.

Print Print | Sitemap
© Thistledown Wines