Two Hands Angels Share Mclaren Vale Shiraz Australia 2011

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This wine is very restrained and elegant. Spicy red fruits, subtle char and pepper with underlying charcuterie, grilled meats and soft mocha and vanillin. A burst of juicy red fruits on the early palate that remains throughout. As the fruit builds the mocha notes become more prevalent and finally the firm but fine tannins kick in and hold the palate together, balanced with subtle vanillin oak.

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Two Hands Wines Pty Ltd:
The 'two hands' are Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz who formed the company in 1999 with the clear objective of making the best possible shiraz based wines from prized shiraz producing regions within Australia. Michael Twelftree, initially from a construction background, spent a number of years exporting Australian wine to USA and Asia. Richard Mintz, a chartered accountant, was f... Read more
The 'two hands' are Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz who formed the company in 1999 with the clear objective of making the best possible shiraz based wines from prized shiraz producing regions within Australia. Michael Twelftree, initially from a construction background, spent a number of years exporting Australian wine to USA and Asia. Richard Mintz, a chartered accountant, was formerly CEO of one of Australia's leading cooperages in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. With Twelftree’s contacts and wine savvy approach and Mintz’s management skills and business acumen, the two old friends decided to make some wine together. In 2000 they started with just 17 tonnes of fruit from the McLaren Vale and Padthaway wine regions. From the beginning the wines were very well received at home and abroad with a healthy stream of reviews, culminating in 2004 with Robert M. Parker pronouncing Two Hands as "the finest negociant operation south of the equator". The heart of the operation is based in the Barossa Valley; the cellar door and winery are located in the sub district of Marananga. Opened in December 2003, the cellar door is already regarded as one of the highlights of the region with its contemporary interior design and commitment to providing guests with an educational and personal wine experience. The Marananga winery was officially opened in November 2004, designed specifically for small batch production of the very best parcels of fruit. Since the winery opened, Two Hands sucess has gone from strength to strength with numerous accolades defining the culture of the organisation. Two Hands Wines were listed in the Wine Spectator Top 100 for the last five years with two listings in the top 10, most recently the 2005 Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz at #5 and The Ares voted one of the 25 Benchmark Wines of Australia. Consistent 90+ reviews from Robert Parker Jnr's Wine Advocate, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, James Halliday's Wine Companion, Wine Spectator and the UK Decanter magazine is further testament to the company's ability to capture the terroir of each vineyard and carefully nurture the characteristics of each parcel. Two Hands continues to extend its distribution around the world, branching out from the Australian domestic and United States of America markets to now include the export markets of the United Kingdom, Asia, Canada, New Zealand and the European Union. Two Hands Wines are eagerly awaited, the markets and consumers demonstrating a thirst for top end Australian wine, in particular shiraz from South Australian wine regions. Read less

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Snooth User: Serg  Lyashenko
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12/20/2012

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External Reviews for Two Hands Angels Share Mclaren Vale Shiraz Australia

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/23/2013

Fresh and tight, with firm tannins around blackberry and tobacco flavors, picking up hints of exotic spice as the finish fades slightly. Best from 2014 through 2018. 14,000 cases made. -HS Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz gives a lovely mulberry and pepper character with an underlying savory / smoked bacon suggestion. Medium to full-bodied with a good amount of juicy berry and spice flavors and balanced acid, it is softly structured, finishing medium to long with some anise coming through. Drinking well now, it should keep to 2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/12/2013

Fresh and tight, with firm tannins around blackberry and tobacco flavors, picking up hints of exotic spice as the finish fades slightly. Best from 2014 through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/27/2013

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz gives a lovely mulberry and pepper character with an underlying savory/smoked bacon suggestion. Medium to full-bodied with a good amount of juicy berry and spice flavors and balanced acid, it is softly structured, finishing medium to long with some anise coming through. Drinking well now, it should keep to 2016.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
02/06/2013

In November 2011, Two Hands was named in the Wine Spectator's annual Top 100 for the 9th consecutive year, an achievement that has never been equalled by any other winery the world over.


External Review
11/27/2012

The 2011 Angels' Share Shiraz has a black core with magenta rim. Beautifully perfumed with earthy black fruits, subtle cracked pepper, vanilla and chocolate notes. Very inviting. Impressive burst of flavor with rich dark fruits and spice dominate the long


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/27/2013

As black as pomegranate juice, this is draped in the warm spice of tannin, weighty and full. A blast of ripe fruit from Barossa, this is a wine for barbecued ribs.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2011 Angel’s Share Shiraz offers intense blue and black fruit notes with nuances of black pepper, licorice and chocolate. The palate provides a good concentration of youthful peppered fruit with a medium level of rounded tannins and crisp acidity, finishing with medium to long persistence. Drink it now through 2016+.


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This wine is very restrained and elegant. Spicy red fruits, subtle char and pepper with underlying charcuterie, grilled meats and soft mocha and vanillin. A burst of juicy red fruits on the early palate that remains throughout. As the fruit builds the mocha notes become more prevalent and finally the firm but fine tannins kick in and hold the palate together, balanced with subtle vanillin oak.

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