97 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
The Single Vineyard series begins with the 2006 Shiraz Zippy’s Block Roennfeldt Road, located in the Marananga sub-district of Barossa, an address made famous by Greenock Creek Vineyards and Cellar. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it exhibits a complex, expressive nose of pain grille, spice box, scorched earth, plum, and blueberry. This is followed by a mouth-filling, voluminous Shiraz with opulent blue and black fruits, savory flavors, and an exceptionally long, silky finish. Cellar it for five years and drink it from 2013 to 2026.
97 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
94 Points - Stuart McCloskey
As Robert Parker declared “Roman Bratasiuk is one of Planet Earth’s greatest winemakers”. Yes, the 03 Syrah is full-bodied however, Clarendon Hills is all about purity, the expression of terrior and vintage variation. With over a decade in the bottle the wine is now displaying wonderful meaty and smoky bacon fat characteristics along with ripe back fruits and a touch of pepper.
94 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
The 2006 Les Amis is 100% Grenache aged in new oak for 18 months. Purple-colored, it exhibits an enthralling nose of smoky oak, roses, garrigue, lavender, black cherry, and black raspberry. It conceals enough ripe tannin to support 5-7 years of additional cellaring. This layered, lengthy effort should be at its best from 2012 to 2024.
Two Hands was established in the summer of 1999 with the aim of making the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized Shiraz growing regions throughout Australia. The intention was, and still is, to showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional characteristics and allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines.
The Two Hands My Hands 2004 unveils a brooding bouquet, with an oak palate that makes the wine virtually seamless; creating a voluptuous and sensational drinking experience.
98 Points Jay Miller - (eRobertParker.com)
The 2005 Les Amis, sourced from a 100+ year-old vineyard, is 100% Grenache aged for 18 months in new oak. Remarkably fragrant, it emits full-throttle aromas of spice box, kirsch, wild raspberry, and blackberry liqueur. Plush on the palate, it reveals layers of rich, red and black berry flavors, ripe tannin, and a 60-second, pure finish. Although it can be admired now, the wine merits 6-8 years of further bottle aging to reveal all of its splendors. This sensational effort could easily masquerade as Pegau Cuvee de Capo on human growth hormone.
17.5/20 - Jancis Robinson A big contrast to the Clarendon - much more user-friendly. All the warmth of South Australia plus a certain decadent tarriness. Lots of fresh, well-integrated acidity and a comfortable, warming, flattering drink. Polished, and already quite open.
“Dense, deep and brooding, delivering a complex mouthful of coffee-accented cherry, boysenberry, roasted meat and licorice flavors that meld together harmoniously and extend into the long, expansive finish. Tannins are present but well-submerged.”
93 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
The 2005 The Steading is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mataro, and 20% Shiraz aged for 22 months in used French oak. David Powell’s interpretation of top-of-the-line Chateauneuf du Pape is spot-on. Purple-colored, it offers a fabulous nose of damp earth, garrigue, clove, kirsch, and black raspberry. Full-bodied, rich, and layered, the wine is powerful, complex and yet surprisingly light on its feet.
92 Points - Jeremy Oliver
Deeply flavoured, elegant and fine-grained, with an alluring, wild, earthy and floral bouquet of redcurrants, dark plums and blueberry confiture backed by meaty, musky nuances. Supported by fine, bony tannins, it’s long and elegant, with a seamless length of vibrant red and blue fruits, finishing quite savoury with notes of cloves and licorice.
92 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
The 2006 The Pict is 100% Mataro (Mourvedre) aged in 100% new French oak for 24 months. The fruit was sourced from one section of a vineyard planted in 1927. Purple-colored, it offers up an aromatic array of smoky oak, forest floor, black truffle, blueberry, and blackberry jam. On the palate it reveals a brawny, masculine personality with some austerity that should round out with a few years of additional bottle age. It should offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2026.
94 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (erobertparker.com)
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 “Windmill Block” Shiraz offers a refreshingly elegant expression of the Barossa. It presents fragrant aromas of fresh black currants and crushed blackberries over cedar, toast, tree bark, earth and Indian spices. Medium bodied, taut and muscular in the mouth, it provides a great backbone of very crisp acidity and a medium level of grainy tannins, finishing long and pure. It should drink best 2014 to 2022+.