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2015 Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Shiraz

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What you have here is a slurpable Shiraz that everyone wants to refill their glasses with. It kicks off with exotic fruit and spice aromas before mixing up flavours of blackberry, pepper and mocha chocolate. It’s balanced and long and will keep in the medium term, but it’s unlikely you’ll keep your hands off it.

Winemaker's Notes

This cool climate Shiraz was harvested early in April from a hot, dry summer followed by a particularly mild autumn. These conditions favoured a more medium bodied, structural and aromatic red wines. Made using open fermentation vessels, this Shiraz was then aged in new (10%) and older French oak barrels for 16 months.

Deep purple in colour with bright violet hues, the wine exhibits aromatic red fruit - raspberry, boysenberry and plum with a hint of anise and white pepper. The palate is medium bodied and aromatic with red berry fruits. It has a long, rich and elegant finish with silky fine tannin.

“Two in the Bush” Shiraz has instant appeal and the necessary balance & structure to age for up to 5 years.

Alc/vol: 14.0%

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2015 Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright crimson-purple; multi-spice and pepper overtones on the bouquet attest to the cool climate, as does the black cherry and blackberry fruit of the palate; American and French oak contribute as much to texture as flavour.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2013
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2011
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Deep purple-red; rich and luscious cool-climate fruit, with plum, licorice and spice; does shorten fractionally.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Very young but good drinking. Great concentration of ripe berries and plums with heaps of acid - for now.
Winestate 20082009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
This tasted a bit shrill when we first tried it some months back, but it should be drinking well now. The texture is Adelaide Hills smooth and the flavour bountiful - it's just the finish that raises questions. It's a big bang of flavour: rounds of creamy, cedary oak, a good hit of plummy, blackberry grape and, once you've swallowed, an aftertaste of charry toastiness. It would be great at an early summer barbecue.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
The colour lacks the vibrancy of the Bird in Hand Shiraz, as does the fruit flavour, although the length is there on a savoury, slightly green, finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Bright and fresh; a rollicking mix of red and black fruits, spice and lively acidity, and fine but ripe tannins holding the wine together. Sheer enjoyment.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92

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