Two Hands Waterfall Block Shiraz 2018 750ml , Burnside Adelaide
A tiny parcel from a vineyard on the urban edge of the Adelaide CBD. Destemmed into a single 5t open fermenter, 10 days on skins, pressed to French puncheons (20% new). A no holds barred full-bodied wine, not yet ready, but promises much through its balance and tapestry of ripe fruit flavours.
Published 01 August 2020
Wine Advocate’s Joe Czerwinski -93 Points
“Hints of fresh hay meet candied cherries on the nose of the 2018 Waterfall Block Waterfall Gully Road Burnside Shiraz, a new entrant in the Two Hands “Block” collection. With its juxtaposition of slight greenness and bright fruit, it reminds me of some Central Coast/Paso Robles (California) Syrahs, without the massive alcohols that those sometimes carry (this clocks in at 13.9% alcohol on the label). It’s medium to full-bodied on the palate, with some firm but ripe tannins supporting red berries and a slight dustiness on the finish. It should drink well for at least a decade.”