Two Hands Dave's Block Shiraz 2018 750ml, Blewitt Springs McLaren Vale
Wine Advocate’s Joe Czerwinski 94 points
“The 2018 Shiraz Dave’s Block Blythmans Road Blewitt Springs boasts a slightly hard-edged, crystalline character to its cherry fruit. French oak adds hints of caramel softness, but this young wine is still angular on its medium-bodied palate. Concentrated, dark, intense and long on the finish, it looks to have the ability to age, but I don’t think it will ever provide the same pleasure as the 2016.”
Dave’s Block is a very special old vineyard perched on an elevated site in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale.
The soil is classic white sand over clay, the cooler elevation allows the grapes to slowly mature.
The hallmark of this wine is its lifted spicy aromatic profile and the beautifully textured and persistent tannins.
Soil: Deep bleached white sand overlying mottled orange clay.
Row orientation: East to West
Vine age: 50 years old
Sub district: Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale