IWC: Gold and Trophy ‘Best South Australian Red Wine’
Huon Hooke: 92 pts
Lifted and perfumed on the nose, this shows notes of blackberry and plum laced with classic nuances of black pepper, spice, vanilla and cedar. Medium to full bodied and elegant with fleshy dark fruit characters, silky tannins and balanced acidity culminating in a long and rewarding finish.
Bird in Hand is a family-owned winery cultivating cool-climate wine that captures the spirit of South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. Bottled here and beloved the world over, we produce a varied portfolio of fine wines, each one deliberately designed to celebrate life’s pleasures.
A variety of fruit pressing techniques were used before a mixture of inoculated and wild fermentation took place. The fruit spent 7-12 days on skins before being transferred to seasoned French oak barriques. All vineyard parcels were kept separate until blending, following 18 months in French oak (40% new).