Rarities Museum Release: Purple Hands Planta Circa 2018
~ Exclusive to Rarities Club Members ~
Perfect for a gift for a wine-loving friend as a thank you, an anniversary or a special occasion.
2018 was the first vintage in which Craig and Mark were offered the Grenache and Shiraz, creating a remarkable trio of Ancestor Vine wines. The Cabernet vines are some of the oldest, on their own roots, still producing fruit in the world today. The wines are made in small volumes due to the tiny plots and low yields, producing enough fruit to create 100 -150 dozen yearly. Demand outstrips supply, and those in the know eagerly anticipate the new releases. Museum releases are rare.
"A seamless and spectacular performance of a grape off old vines: florals, intense black fruits, full array of spices in a soothing synergy with background oak and supple tannin."
Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion. 95 Points.
"This is Grenache in silky smooth form with dense raspberry and cherry flavour, baking spices and rose oil perfume. It's fluid and gentle, with tannin that feels like stroking suede, succulence and volume of flavour, though it keeps itself trim, especially on the finish where a handful of dried herb and tannin grips surely."
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front. 95 points.
"Full-bodied, sweet black fruit, nutmeg and earthy flavours, firm acidity and coffee bean, with thick and ripe silty tannin, and rich and sooty tannin finish of sweetness, savoury bits, perfume and exotic spice. I think it has the makings of a classic wine".
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front. 96 points.