Jeb Dunnuck reviews Two Hands - All wines score above 90 Points!


Hailing from Indiana and an aerospace engineer by trade, Jeb has been one of the world’s top luminaries on Rhône variety wines from around the world. He started “The Rhône Report” in 2008, moved to The Wine Advocate in 2013 as their specialist in wines from California, Washington and Southern France from 2013 to 2017 when he decided to venture out on his own, launching in 2017.

We’re delighted at the results, with all our wines awarded 90+ points and are honoured that Jeb considers us in only a handful of Australian wineries that he reviews each year. As always, it’s a testament to our team’s dedication and the artisan approach that we take when crafting our wine.

Ares Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015 – 97 Points

“The flagship Shiraz is the 2015 Shiraz Ares, a 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz that spent just over two years in 20% new rench oak, with the balance in 1-4 year old barrels. It puts it foot firmly on the ripeness pedal and sports a monster bouquest of blackberries, plums, toasted spice, chocolate, and toasted bread. This gives way to a huge, massive Shiraz that, despite its’ depth of fruit and richness, styas balanced, complex and nuanced. Nevertheless, this isn’t for thos looking for lightweight aromas and flavours. Drink this bombastic beauty any time over the coming 10-15 years.”


Bella’s Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017 – 95 Points

“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 meets, 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”

Lily’s Garden McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 – 96 Points

“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 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.”

Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018 – 93 Points 

“The 2018 Gnarly Dudes is also terrific, offering a ripe, medium to full-bodied style that has notable freshness and purity in its blue fruits, spice, eucalyptus, and minty aromas and flavours. Beautifully balanced and downright silky on the palate, ount me impressed. Drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years.”

Angel’s Share McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 – 93 Points 

“I loved the 2018 Angel’s Share. This beauty has a forward, sexy yet also classy style to go with complex notes of blue fruits, spiced plums, Herbes de Provence, and white pepper. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, with fruit and freshness, it’s another terrific vintage for this cuvée.”

Sexy Beast McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – 92 Points 

“Based all on Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new French oak, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sexy Beast is loaded with notions of blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco and high-class cigar wrapper. With medium to full body, tons of intensity balanced by a real sense of elegance, and a great finish, its another satisfying, impeccably made wine from this estate.”

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