Joe Czerwinski (robertparker.com) "Hints of eucalyptus and bay leaf appear on the nose of the 2017 Samantha's Garden Shiraz. Cola and plum notes fill out the full-bodied palate, balanced by crisp acids and some ripe, supple tannins. Like all of the Garden series wines, it should drink well for a decade."
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Adelaide Hills shiraz these days is pretty keen to run away with itself and so you need to keep it in check. This wine does that nicely. It has flavour and style but it’s fresh to the point of friskiness. It’s the opposite of the Bella’s Garden release; this has character aplenty. Jubey cherries, plums, woodsmoke, twigs and juicy/delicious blueberries. It’s complex now but it will develop more. Like."
Joe Czerwinski (robertparker.com) "Made with 20% whole bunches, the 2017 Harriet's Garden Shiraz shows some herbal-stemmy notes, hints of green peppercorn and vibrant raspberry fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with a ripe, creamy texture leading into a long, silky finish. It's a lovely blend of herbal-savory and ripe fruit that should drink well for up to a decade or so."
96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck "More reserved but no less brilliant, the 2017 Shiraz Lily's Garden comes from the McLaren Vale and spent 18 months in just 9% new French oak. Classic Syrah notes of dark black fruits, damp herbs, scorched earth, and obvious minerality give way to a medium to full-bodied beauty that is flawlessly balanced, textured, and seamless. It’s up with the finest vintages I’ve tasted of this cuvée and will keep for upwards of a decade."
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Big, floral, fresh, tannic, svelte and more. Not entirely sure how it manages to combine all these things. It’s a blueberried, boysenberried, plum-driven shiraz with plenty of heft and a prettiness too. And then there’s big drag of tannin. It’s a top shelf release. No alcohol heat either."
Joe Czerwinski (robertparker.com) "Peppery and meaty on the nose, the 2017 Charlie's Garden Shiraz is nevertheless ripe and fruity at the same time, with boysenberry and blueberry notes to sustain it across the medium to full-bodied palate. Silky and rich, it picks up hints of mint and licorice on the long finish."
95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck "The 2017 Shiraz Bella's Garden is a real gem and well worth seeking out for readers who love high-class Barossa Shiraz. Deep purple-hued with a kaleidoscope-like array of red and black fruits, ground pepper, spice, herbes de Provence, and cured meats, this beauty hits the palate with no hard edges, remarkable purity of fruit, and a great finish. It’s impossible to resist today, and I see no need to delay gratification."
95 Points - James Halliday "Hand-picked fruit with 20% whole bunches, on skins 15 days in open top fermenters, pressed to seasoned French puncheons and hogsheads for 18 months. While this shines the spotlight on the fruit, there's certainly oak flavours and tannin seeping through to the wine but just the right amount. Also in the mix are blackberry essence, plum compote, molasses and savoury, persimmon-like tannins."
Sourced from one of the highest vineyards on top of Menglers Hill, this quintessentially Eden Valley Shiraz has a soft bouquet of red fruits and fresh cut flowers with a moderately powerful fruit profile that finishes with an amazing minerality. Acidity is the true key to this wine. The elevation provides acidity retention and slight relief from weather extremes. Skeletal gravelly soils provide a fine boned mouth feel. Wildlife and gumtrees surround this vineyard, a natural inspiration for the colour of this label.
95 Points - Joe Czerwinski (erobertparker.com) "Sourced from Clare Valley, the 2016 Shiraz Heartbreak Hill Roach Road Hut is a terrific wine, not out of place at all among the Barossans in the Two Hands line-up. Loaded with raspberry fruit and dried spices, it’s full-bodied, supple and long, with fine-grained, silky tannins that caress the palate. Remarkable, given the vines are only 12-13 years old."