Deep black-purple with a tight rim. On the nose, big purple and black fruit, a gentle perfume of aniseed, roasted nuts, lavender, mineral, earth, tar and espresso. Not too complicated, this Two Hands Coach House Block Shiraz 2008 is a big, even and persistent coating entry of real fruit weight. The palate reflects the nose with a reasonably long finish and classy tannins that make the finish very soft, rounded and balanced. ABV is 16%.
Machine-picked, the fruit was crushed and de-stemmed into open top fermenters. Time on skins varied from 9 to 21 days, which is very flexible and long. At pressing, all free run and pressings were combined in the tank and matured together. It is age-worthy. The wine was aged in new and old French and American oak for 24 months and then bottled with minimal fining and without filtration. IT's a WS95+, who says it is a' Dense, deep and brooding, delivering a complex mouthful of coffee-accented cherry, boysenberry, roasted meat and liquorice flavours that meld together harmoniously and extend into the long, expansive finish. Tannins are present but well-submerged.'.