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McLaren Vale

2021 Two Hands Lily's Garden Shiraz

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The Collective Review

General sand based soils provide lovely lifted aromatics, softness and roundness. The label’s blue colour takes inspiration from McLaren Vale’s close proximity to the sea.

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The commitment here to showcasing Pandora's box of shiraz is admirable, each cuvée strongly tethered to its respective region. Here, McLaren Vale fruitcake and baking spices, clove, star anise and boysenberry. The palate expands admirably, absorbing the kit of oak that tends to a feel of older-school astringency on other cuvées. The finish, pulsing, saline and long, shedding the obvious sweetness with air as the tannins grow in stature and grasp the wine's scruff, imparting a confident augur of age-worthiness. Read more
Critic Reviews
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Ned Goodwin - Halliday's Wine Companion

The commitment here to showcasing Pandora's box of shiraz is admirable, each cuvée strongly tethered to its respective region. Here, McLaren Vale fruitcake and baking spices, clove, star anise and boysenberry. The palate expands admirably, absorbing the kit of oak that tends to a feel of older-school astringency on other cuvées. The finish, pulsing, saline and long, shedding the obvious sweetness with air as the tannins grow in stature and grasp the wine's scruff, imparting a confident augur of age-worthiness.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
James Suckling

The commitment here to showcasing Pandora's box of shiraz is admirable, each cuvee strongly tethered to its respective region. Here, McLaren Vale fruitcake and baking spices, clove, star anise and boysenberry. The palate expands admirably, absorbing the kit of oak that has more of an old-school astringency feeling than the other cuvees. The finish, pulsing, saline and long, shedding the obvious sweetness with air as the tannins grow in stature and grasp the wine's scruff, imparting a confident augur of age-worthiness. Drink or hold.

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94 POINTS
James Suckling

By far the best of the shiraz suite at this address. A glossy crimson. Purple fruits explode upon entry, with a whiff of violet, star anise and crushed clove. The tannins are gritty, powdery fine and beautifully rendered, corralling the surge of fruit while compressing it into a torque of just the right amount of tension. The overall impression is one of a pulpy energy with grip, freshness and compelling length. Truly lovely drinking.

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93 POINTS
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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

COLOUR: Deep concentrated purple AROMA: A sway of aromas lift from the glass, mocha, lavender, coffee, dried fig, aniseed, fresh plum, smoke, liquorice and cola. PALATE: “The fruit in this wine is thick and concentrated. It really coats the palate with a thick sway of deep, blackened fruits. Slowly, the acidity emerges showing you the round and rebuffering tannins. I like the mid palate switch here as it moves from coating to drying, there is a firm, deep centred minerality to the tannins that make them unfold beautifully across the late palate. For mine, this wine shows all the best elements of McLaren Vale; its ripe, full bodied but rolls into a compelling and interesting late palate where you are met with a combination of power, structure and sweet fruits. Many people will love and enjoy this wines cascading sweet and rolling fruits, which dovetails late as the tannins gently unfold. Like many of our 2021 Garden Series, this wine has all the elements to reward extended cellaring, as all the components are in the right proportions and place.

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Winemakers Note

Fermentated in a five-ten tonne open top fermenter, with regular
pump overs (twice daily over entire ferment) to control ferment,
extract colour, flavour and tannins.
Average time ‘on skins’ was 10 days before the dry free run was
drained to tank and the pressings combined. The wine was then
racked to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. Lily’s
Garden is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
 

MATURATION: Aged for 18 months in 15% new French oak
hogshead, with the remainder in 1-6 year old French oak
hogsheads.

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Delivery Details

Marketplace Product: Dispatch from Sydney warehouse in 4 business days. Vintages may vary for Marketplace items. Generally, the latest available vintage will be delivered to you.


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