Thistledown The Pugilist Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 offers an array of perfumed characters such as violets, oregano and thyme, along with glace cherry aromas on the nose. Sweet ripe black currant fruit dominates the front palate which then develops into a more savoury wine, showing earthiness, toasted spices and lovely dried herb characters.
"Beautifully fruited and classically expressed, the wine shows lifted aromas of cassis, cedar, anise and tobacco, followed by a beautifully weighted palate that is attractively ripe and satisfying. The wine offers excellent fruit purity as well as elegant complexity. At its best: now to 2026. " - Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)