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Saturday, November 1, 2008

TRADE TASTING: Two Hand, Grosset, Glaymond, Oct 2, 2008

 The Time and Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008   mid-afternoon to 7 PM

The Event: a tasting of Australian wines repped by B & W Wines (Two Hands, Penley, Grosset, Glaymond, Clarendon Hills).

The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve, King Street

The Target Audience: wine media.

The Availability/Catalogue: wines are either available or by consignment or coming in 2009.

The Quote: "The Sales Manager from Two Hands was in town for a concurrent function, and brought with him a bottle of each of their current releases for tasting by writers."

The Wines:


**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Two Hands Shiraz Angels Share McLaren Vale 2007, screwcap, $27.95, May 2009 +9480

-Two Hands Shiraz/Grenache Brave Faces Barossa Valley 2007, screwcap, $35, March 2009, +660035

-Grosset Bordeaux Blend Gaia Clare Valley 2005, %52, here now, +73064

-Glaymond Shiraz Distinction Barossa Valley 2004, $126, here now, +64915

-Two Hands Shiraz Coach House Block Single Vineyard Seppeltsfield Road Barossa Valley 2006, $46, January 2009, +9563

-Two Hands Shiraz Ares Barossa Valley 2005, $100, here now, +64816


***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Set of Five, all here now, all Shiraz, but from different regions:  Two Hands Lily's Garden McLaren Vale 2006, $65, +683086

Two Hands Bella's Garden Barossa Valley 2006, $65, +636407

Two Hands Sophie's Garden Padthaway 2006. $60, +62380

Two Hands Max's Garden Heathcote 2007, $50, +60293

Two Hands Harry & Edwards Garden Langhorne Creek 2007, $50, +60285

-Five Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon SGS Yarra Valley 2005, $52.95, here, +72686

-Glaymond Shiraz60/Mataro40 Landrace Barossa Valley 2005, $46, here, +658492.


*** Three Stars (8587 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Two Hands Moscato Brilliant Disguise Barossa Valley, $19.95 500 mL, consignment, 7% ABV.

-Two Hands Shiraz Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley 2007, $27.95, May 2009, +660043.

-Two Hands Shiraz/Cabernet The Bull and the Bear Barossa Valley 2006, $50, May 23 2009, +9464.

-Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley 2007, $43.95, here, +72900

-Glaymond Grenache Gerhard Barossa Valley 2005, $47.95, here, +63867


The Food: cheeses, pierogies, charcuterie, pate, artisanal breads.

The Downside: we had less than a day's notice, and we had already been to two other functions.

The Upside: a good opportunity to taste some rare wines.

The Contact Person:

The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 89.


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