Dave’s Block Blewitt Springs McLaren Valey Shiraz 2019
“… ..This site is in Blewitt Springs, a sandy site, 50-plus year old vines.
Choc-cherry scents, whiffs of sweet, turned earth, cedar, some fennel, liquorice, sea spray going on. Fresh feeling palate yet shows depth, dark berries, more of the choc and mocha thing going on, gummy tannins a little out of the range of the fruit but present. Decent length too. Feels a bit sinewy and raw, so stay tuned for potential.” 92+ POINTS
Waterfall Block Burnside Adelaide Shiraz 2019
“The vineyard is located in the Adelaide Hills suburb of Burnside, set on a steep slope, a collection of vines that date back almost thirty years. Great to see the urban vineyards utilising in this fine wine paradigm.
Smooth operator. Choc-berry, slippery texture, pure-feeling with inky feel, a web of feathery tannin holding things in. It’s heady with booze-soaked forest berry characters, lots of sweet and peppery/paprika spice, a snifter of clove-woody stuff. Best of all is the balance, even, flowing, well-judged at just over medium weight and holding good shape. Evocative, delicious, character-filled red.” 94 POINTS
Yacca Block Mengler’s Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2019
“This wine comes from a block at almost 500 metres above sea level on Menglers Hill in Eden Valley. Hard Yacca.
Pretty wine with heft and depth. Lots of blue fruits in perfume, sweet herb, violets and sweet spice. Supple texture that finishes in a neat, light and fresh point. More of the blueberry/mulberry fruit, quite a decent lash of cedary-vanilla-cinnamon woody spice laid on. It rolls round and long with its big fruit and spice character. Not quite in the pitch-perfect balance zone of other 2019 Two Hands Single Vineyard wines, but representative and pleasurable.” 93 POINTS
Secret Block Moppa Hills Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019
“From Moppa Springs. A Secret Block, nonetheless…
Very perfumed, very satiny, lithe and pure-feeling with great coverage of fruit, spice, wood, tannin and sundry savoury flavours. A broad spectrum, complex red of potency and slick feel with maltiness the lingering finish. Hefty, but has this lift and drive. It’s very good, bolder red, though you’d say the booziness/breathy feel to finish is the quibble.” 93 POINTS
Coach House Block Greenock Barossa Valley 2019 – SOLD OUT
“Greenock Creek is the source for the block of vines that make this wine. It’s the boldest, richest of the 2019 Single Vineyard releases.
Sheesh, no wallflower here. Super concentrated, plush and sweet, slippery and sticky with layers of ripe, boozey fruit, floral things, sweet spice, malt and vanilla creaminess. Oof. Around all this inky richness is a web of fine, building-in-pucker tannins that take to task that hedonistic slurry of Barossa heartland stuff. Excellent balance in all this and a sense of freshness too. Very well done.” 95 POINTS
Holy Grail Seppeltsfield Barossa Valley 2019
“Seppeltsfield vineyard, the newest estate vineyard in the Two Hands folio of vines. “The pinnacle of our wine production” touts the marketing materials.
It’s potent red wine, no doubt, powerful, concentrated, energetic. It smells ripe fruited, dense, with blackberries, boot polish, liquorice, brined black olives and mint in the mix. Breathy and warm to taste with deep flavour profile, red and blackberry fruit characters, very ripe, breathy sweet spice, lifted, citrusy acidity doing fresh things but poking out the finish too. It feels like a wine that needs time, with character-filled fruit on hand. In a decent place, but could be better.” 92+ POINTS