Purple Hands Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018
This wine is THE wine that put Purple Hands on the map and defined their brand style, which is crafted with fruit from their own Stansborough vineyard planted by Craig in 2000 just North of Williamstown. It is a modern Barossa style that is all about ripe, generous fruit but also with structure to burn at a smart price.
This vintage is bright deep ruby in colour and radiates with inky blueberry fruits which are overlaid by baking spices. The palate is fleshy as you’d expect but also muscular with ripe, full-bodied fruit supported by well-integrated but firm tannins. It’s long and vibrant and promises plenty of drinking pleasure over the medium term. Team it up with a rib eye steak smothered in red wine jus.