96 POINTS 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
FIVE STARS 96/100| Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS 95/100 | Bob Campbell MW
The Last Chance is a beautifully sited two-hectare terrace perched in bright clear air above the Earnscleugh Valley, carefully planted with well-tended Burgundian clone pinot noir. It nestles amongst a small cluster of the World’s most southerly vineyards and takes its name from the watercourse that runs through its heart, hand dug by gold miners in the 1860s, The Last Chance.
Bob Campbell MW writes "A blend of organic wines from Two Paddocks own vineyards in Bannockburn, Earnscleugh and Gibbston. A bright, accessible pinot noir with cherry, cedar, new leather, rose petal, spice and nutty oak flavours."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Complex, youthful, savoury and varietal. A bouquet of pinosity with a touch of mystery, aromas and flavours of red plums and wild flowers, red cherry and wild flowers, there’s a distinctive crushed stone and saline mineral complexity and layers of barrel spices, subtlety and loads of panache. As the wine opens out on the palate and becomes ambient the flavours of fruits and spices, the sense of place or time begin to unfurl more acutely. An abundance of textured tannins and medium+ acid line set a decent foundation and structure. Complex, youthful, savoury and dried herb layers, fruity, complex and with pinosity. An excellent wine, just beginning to settle in, has a wonderful finish."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Gorgeously fruited and splendidly styled, showing sweet plum, thyme, roasted nut and warm mushroom aromas, the wine exhibits awesome concentration and richness, while remaining elegant and refined. Plush and persistent with fine grainy tannins, finishing superbly long and satisfying."
The winery writes "Spice, wild thyme and Cuban coffee bean aromatics give way to gorgeous fully textured mouthfeel showing great tension and drive. The palate is elegant and flavoursome with a long lingering mineral finish showing poise, memory and site."