Thistledown The Cunning Plan Shiraz 2020
Great depth of ripe plum, blueberry and blackberry fruit flavors. As usual for this region, a distinctive trace of bitter chocolate weaves its way through the fruit core. A full bodied wine with a succulent palate, lively spices and fine velvety tannins.
2020 reviews are pending
2019 vintage was a TOP 100 Wine of Australia by James Halliday Wine Companion
The fruit for this wine comes from the Moray Park vineyard in the McLaren Flat sub-region. Low yielding and ultra-intense, they handle the fruit really gently to capture the delicious berry fruit character. Winemaking is simple and old school with The Cunning Plan. Take perfectly balanced fruit, picked by hand, gently crush to preserve whole berries and allow to cold soak for 4 days, prior to a wild fermentation. Following the ferment, pressed off to 300 L French hogsheads, of which 15% are new, where the wine ages for 10 months, prior to being bottling unfined and unfiltered.