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The Distant Light is what keeps many of us moving forward. It is the faint, twinkling lights of a harbour, gently beckoning home weary fishermen after time at sea. It is the comforting glow of a wood fire burning post a long, winter’s walk. It is the dazzling, azure blue of the ocean, glimpsed through gullies after a long drive to the coast. It is the streak of light on the horizon, viewed from a hilltop vineyard, ushering in a new dawn. This textural beauty is made with grapes from old vines, a detailed, complex tapestry of vineyards comprising young and old, trellised and bush-vine, their common thread being vibrant, energetic fruit that is concentrated but balanced. An intoxicating, ethereal nose of sweet, spicy black cherry, cassis and balsam. The palate unravels its silky, textural beauty over the palate. Draped with wild strawberry, north African spice, autumnal wood smoke and hints of smoky, grilled meats, it displays an elegant persistence.

Thistledown Thistledown Distant Light Shiraz Grenache 2020

Region: SA | McLaren Vale

Country: Australia

Closure: Diam Cork

ABV: 14.5%


  1. 95

    Plummy fruit plus sweet vanillin the oak. The fruit is extremely sweet natured. Good weight and length.

  2. 95

    Red currant, strawberry, red cherry aromas with anise notes. Supple smooth wine with cherry liqueur, strawberry pastille fruits slinky textures and integrated acidity.

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