Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz 2019
The 2018 Gnarly Dudes is also terrific, offering a ripe, medium to full-bodied style that has notable freshness and purity in its blue fruits, spice, eucalyptus, and minty aromas and flavors. Beautifully balanced and downright silky on the palate, count me impressed. Drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years.
Blackberry, spiced plum and lavender details mingle with dark chocolate, black pepper, gunpowder tea and dried porcini mushroom accents that linger on the finish. Tannins are appealingly firm on the finish. Drink now through 2040.
As always, sourced from the Barossa Valley, the 2019 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz features darker fruit tones than the McLaren Vale-based Angel's Share. Blackberries and hints of black olive mark the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is lined with supple tannins and brambly spice nuances, leading into a softly dusty finish.