94 Points - James Halliday
Destemmed, crushed, open-fermented with regular pump-overs, some parcels including 20% whole bunches, 14 days on skins, matured in French hogsheads and puncheons (17% new) for 18 months. Full crimson-purple hue; the quality of the fruit is obvious from the first whiff. Warm spices open proceedings, building with a touch of liquorice before expansive black fruits fill every corner of the mouth, aided and abetted by graphite tannins on the long finish and aftertaste.
This is a sumptuous wine, defined by its aromatic complexity and finesse. Predominately grown in the Red/Brown earth of the Barossa’s western ranges, the soil profile creates masculine tannins and richness through the palate. Lower yield limiting soils provide a large fruit concentration. This label’s colour reflects the red soils of the Barossa’s western ranges where all the best Two Hands vineyards are located.