An elegant style that is typical of the Clare Valley region, characterised by bright lively aromas, subtle fruit flavours and fine grained tannins.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Lithe, sinewy and mineral rich, with stony accents to the dark berry, plum and licorice flavors, gaining momentum through the racy, mouthwatering finish. This has depth and a distinctive profile. Drink now through 2020.Rating 93 - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator (APR/2011)
Deep ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of blackberry, candied plum and cola. Broad and lush, with sweet dark fruit compote flavors displaying impressive breadth and depth. Supple tannins provide support and the fruit takes on a brighter red berry tone on the finish, which clings with impressive authority. Rating 92 - Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, (Jul/Aug 2011)
Bright colour; lifted and fragrant bouquet of redcurrant, black plum with accents of mint; the palate reveals more red fruits, leather and sage, with a lively and even finish.Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2011)
"Australia is home to the world's oldest Shiraz; vines as deep-rooted as the country's passion for the variety."
"Perfumed, complex and vivacious nose of blueberry, violet, wet earth, spice, oak, mint and chocolate. Soft, juicy and delicious red which is defined, focused and expressive, with very fine fruit flavours. Exceptional concentration. "Decanter Panel Tasting (NOV/2011)
(Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley) $60 Gorgeous on the nose, the 2009 Two Hands Shiraz Samantha's Garden has distinctive, exotic aromas of lilacs, chamomile, and potpourri on the nose that are supported by gorgeously pure raspberry and blackberry styled fruits. The purity and complexity on the nose are certainly noteworthy, and on the palate, the wine is medium to full bodied with a seamless, silky texture, superb balance, solid acidity, and a classy finish. Given how approachable (and complex) this is already, I don?t see any reason to hold off; however, it should easily evolve and age gracefully for 8-10 years. Rating 93 - The Rhone Report (JUN/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Black with red rim
Red fruits and fl oral notes with a subtle attractive eucalypt note synonymous with Clare. Balanced by lifted, inviting spice.
Silky red fruits and spice, balanced with underlying minty/eucalypt notes. The fine tannins create tightness but the fl eshiness pushes the palate resulting in a long silky finish. Possibly the best Sam’s to date.
Serve at room temperature to accompany fi llet of lamb with char-gilled capsicum and eggplant and baby spinach salad..