Purple Hands is a partnership with Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade who are kicking some serious goals. Made from fruit from Zerk Lyndoch vineyards planted 1961 and ~1890, along with the Annandale vineyard in Williamstown planted in 1971. 25% Whole bunches and fermentation in old oak.
Purple Hands Wines, Grenache, Barossa Valley, 2022
Crackling leafy, blackberry and bramble, raspberry deep, spiced tomato chutney, incense, chocolate, licorice and polish. Slick and delish up front: an attractive wine with fruit generosity but the dry tension of a serious wine. Rumbles of torn thin cardboard tannin. Bright finish with juicy acidity and big dark drops of fruit.
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Purple Hands Wines