Tony Keys

www.thekeyreport.com.au

The Thorny Devil Grenache 2015, Barossa Valley

93pts

 

"A plumper wine than the McLaren Vale grenache, it’s rounder on the journey with flavours not as defined. But I am nit-picking. The better review is from the post-tasting glass with snack: I enjoyed that very much and it accompanied a simple supermarket pâté very well"

 

James Halliday

Wine Companion 2017

Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache 2015, Barossa Valley

93pts

 

"The mid-palate bursts with raspberried sweetness, pure and exuberant. Outriders of earth, crushed dry spices and licorice add both complexity and breadth. In the end, it cuts a fine figure"

 

International Wine Challenge 2017

The Thorny Devil Grenache 2015

Silver Medal

 

Wine Spectator, USA

MaryAnn Worobiec

The Thorny Devil Grenache 2015

90pts

"An elegant, juicy mix of raspberry, cherry and pomegranate flavors that are pure and bright, with details of fresh earth, pepper, citrus peel and spice. Drink now through 2026." 

 

 

Wines & Spirits Magazine, USA

Thorny Devil Grenache 2015, Barossa Valley

92pts

 

Gary Walsh

The Winefront

Thorny Devil Grenache 2015, Barossa Valley

93pts

www.winefront.com.au/thistledown-thorny-devil-old-vine-single-vineyard-grenache-2015/

 

"I can’t recall where the old vine single vineyard is, but let’s just assume it’s somewhere nice.

Spice with a distinct top note of shrubbery and stalk, some floral notes, juicy cherry and raspberry flavour. Medium bodied, attractive grainy tannin and balanced acidity keeps it all trim, and the finish is firm, long and punctuated with a pleasant twist of stalkiness. Certainly has some of that Pinot Noir of the Barossa about it, which is nice"

 

 

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