Black Thimble 2011 Shiraz
Good things come in small packages
This wine has been drawn from a single small parcel, handplucked from low-yield vines in the hills just south of Mudgee. A hard, tough, gravelly ridge. The perfect place for cool climate Shiraz in a cool, cold season like 2011.
You're looking at the product of an unrelenting passion. Here, you'll find rich, ripe berry notes and layers of meaty, smoky, earthy undertones. A funky, elegant Old World style.
A minor miracle, painstakingly pieced together by hand.
Total Production: 175 cases
"I love the Quilty wines, I enjoy drinking them and I like the philosophy behind the making and the release of them. This wine is rich and travels deep as well as it crosses the palate. What is more impressive is the long return journey after it's been swallowed. Excellent wine. 96 points and very good value at $28" Key Review of Wine, September 2012.
"A dark fruited, spicy and earthy wine with a lick of vanilla oak. Medium-bodied with a bit of chewy tannin, balanced acidity and good length. It's modest and not particularly deep, but has plenty of charm and interest, and feels unusually savoury and restrained. Very good wine. Really enjoyed it. 92 Points. Drink 2013-2020". Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Nov 2012.