Purple Hands is a partnership with Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade. The fruit for this one sourced from the Stansborough Vineyard, Williamstown at the bottom end of the Barossa. The 2017 still available on their website.
Purple Hands Wines, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2018
Inky purple in colour. Christmas cake spice and depth, plum sauce, light tar, wet black mud, red wine gums, vanilla/cola tinge, blackberry, liquorice and bramble hints too. A lightly grainy palate underneath easy Barossa fruit. The structure feels a touch rustic with puckering tannins with a peppery spice and chary oak. Medium length and a gunpowder flash of bright acidity. A solid effort.
Rating: 17.5/20 (90/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Purple Hands Wines