2021 | Australië | Mc Laren Vale

Thistledown Sands of Time Grenache 2021 McLaren Vale

  • Thistledown Sands of Time Grenache 2021 McLaren Vale
  • Thistledown Sands of Time Grenache 2021 McLaren Vale
  • Thistledown Sands of Time Grenache 2021 McLaren Vale
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"Hooley dooley. This shows Grenache in its best light. This is tight yet expansive, classy yet exciting: a wine of amalgums and complexity. What a wine." (Robert Parker, 97+/100) 

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  • Smaakprofiel
    Stevig, zacht & romig
  • Druivenras
    Grenache
  • Land & Regio
    Australië, Mc Laren Vale
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"Pure schoonheid, zijdezacht en verrukkelijk, vitaal en memorabel"

"Hooley dooley", zo begint Erin Larkin haar review in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate en daarmee beschrijft ze redelijk accuraat mijn gemoedstoestand na de eerste kennismaking met de Sands of Time Grenache. Mijn hemel. Een wijn die je elke aandrang tot analyse ontneemt. Why bother? Verwijl liever nog wat langer in verwondering over wat waarlijk grote wijn vermag. We zijn terug in Blewitt Springs, een van de onbetwiste Grand Cru's van McLaren Vale, en de Sands of Time Grenache illustreert op onnavolgbare wijze de grootsheid van het lokale terroir. De pure schoonheid van de aroma's, de zijdezachte aanzet, het verrukkelijke sap, de fijnkorrelige tannine, de vitaliteit op het palet, de memorabele lengte. Hors catégorie. Drinken: nu-2030+

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." (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 97+/100)

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LandAustralië
DruivenrasGrenache
RegioMc Laren Vale
SmaakprofielStevig, zacht & romig
Jaargang2021
Flesinhoud0.75
Alcoholgehalte14,5 %
Art.nr.E106473
Awards
  • Thistledown Sands of Time Grenache 2021 McLaren Vale
  • Thistledown Sands of Time Grenache 2021 McLaren Vale
  • Thistledown Sands of Time Grenache 2021 McLaren Vale
  • Thistledown Sands of Time Grenache 2021 McLaren Vale

James Halliday
97/100 punten
Raspberry, lilac and rosehip behind. The tannins, a saline scape of bridling force that stretch from the attack to the long, chalky finish. Delicious. Concrete ferment, layered bunches and destemmed material to promote perfume and a mezcal whiff of the best parts beyond a border of control. Saliva-sapping energy.q

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
97+/100 punten
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."

Huon Hooke
96/100 punten
Deep-ish, bright, bold red-purple colour; the intensity of earthy/ironstone/savoury aroma and flavour is superb, and the finish long. Concentrated, brooding, with rich and fleshy mouth-feel. An impressive wine of dimension and power as well as elegance. Outstanding wine from a textbook season.

The Wine Front
95/100 punten
Raspberry, rosehip, a gently saline and earthy character. Deep flavour, firm slightly sandy feel to tannin, though tight, plenty of tannin and crunch to a long finish. So good. 

James Suckling
95/100 punten
A vintage that will go down in history as among the very best of all time, although it was a bit easy for grenache, according to maker Giles Cooke MW. There wasn't enough of a struggle, given that grenache likes a nudge of adversity. Scintillating complexity here, all the same. Scents of tea tree, black olive, dried scrub, bergamot, licorice root, kirsch and thyme. An edgy wine. Angular shape-shifting tannins, not yet resolved. Mid-weighted of feel. Shins and elbows, trying to sort itself out amidst the pangs of youth. It will. It just needs time. Best after 2025.

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