Sourced from an exceptional vineyard that results in a focused, fruit packed style, laced with pepper and spice. Amazingly, the cooler climate bouquet moves to richer black fruits on the palate.
Crushed into and fermented in 5 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs, 3 times daily during peak fermentation to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Following 14 days of maceration, the dry free run was drained to tank and the skins pressed to the same tank. 24 hours later the wine was then racked to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. Minimal fining and unfiltered.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Opaque purple. Intensely perfumed bouquet of black and blue fruits, violet, mocha and Indian spices. Potent but fresh and focused, offering powerful dark berry and spice flavors and gaining sweetness with air. Nicely plays richness off brightness and finishes with excellent clarity and spicy persistence. This could be enjoyed now but has the balance to age.
93 points - Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, July 2011
Very perfumed and complex, with a minty, eucalyptus, river moss, and rosemary streak driving the aromatics, the 2009 Two Hands Shiraz Sophie's Garden - aged 18 months is older French oak - is deep and layer on the palate, showing loads of polished fruit, plenty of depth, and a long finish. Very distinctiveness, with a balanced, lush profile, and beautiful depth and richness on the mid-palate, this top notch Shiraz should easily drink well for a decade. Rating 92 pts - The Rhone Report, June 2011
Rich and distinctive, delivering a vibrant mix of raspberry, red cherry, blackberry and caramel flavors, hinting at white pepper as the finish lingers with pizzazz. This has depth and freshness. Drink now through 2019. - H.S.
Focused. juicy and vibrant, with raspberry, blackberry and pomegranate flavors, weaving in hints of violet, slate and loamy earth as the finish takes off smartly. Offers depth and intensity, without much weight. Best from 2012 through 2020. - H.S. Rating 92 - Wine Spectator April 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
Beautiful red and crimson
Again questioning its identity, this wine has beautiful cool climate herbal threads, moss and lifted spice and pepper, which suddenly change into warm climate dark fruits and earthy ash notes. The aromas are both seductive and inviting.
The palate is tight, yet fresh with great acid and red/black fruits. The fine tannins are entwined in the juicy fruits that all roll on and on with the oak cleverly serving as a supporting act.