Thistledown Cunning Plan Shiraz 75cl (Vegan) (Organic)
Great depth of ripe plum and blackberry fruit flavours. A full bodied wine with a succulent palate, lively spices and fine velvety tannins.
Heart stews, Asian hotpots, cold meat cuts.
The Wine Front 91 Points
This is from McLaren Flat, raised in old French oak. I watched one of the fist episodes of Black Adder the other week, and always interesting / ageing to see shows filmed in the old box screen format. Blackberry, beef jerky, a little mint and spice. It’s medium to full-bodied, savoury and quite spicy, thick with black fruit and smudgy tannin, some dried herb and a solid dry and savoury finish. You can sink your teeth into this, though it’s not hard to swallow. GW, 91 Points
James Suckling 92 Points
Ripe red berries and blackberries, flowers and hints of citrus rind pervade the nose with a fresh core of quite plush dark-berry and chocolate flavors. Ripe blackberries and spice to close. JS, 92 Points, June 2019.