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Two Hands Bad Impersonator Shiraz 2004

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This wine just has too much character of its own to be your run of the mill Aussie copy cat (or shall we 'impersonator'?) Shiraz - it is soft, highly aromatic, textured and spicy. The fruit used was typical of that from the arossa - intense and concentrated - yet the guys at Two Hands were not stupid and OTT with their use of oak, thus leaving the wine to show its true finesse without being overwhelmed by winemaking additions i.e a great Shiraz, but maybe not so obviously from the Barossa. Tasting Notes : The nose is full of cloves, Asian spice, rhubarb, cedar and dark cherry backed by a meaty, liquorice note. The palate is not viscous and dense but more filling and subtle, it starts out with moderate intensity but builds through the mid palate where it is over run by loads of fine grainy fruit filled tannin. Method of Production : The grapes were crushed and then fermented for ten to twelve days in open top stainless steel vats, with regular pump overs twice daily to extract colour and tannin. The wine was then pressed off the skins, transferred to barrel (18% new, French and American oak) for a maturation period of 14 months. The wine was just simply racked before being bottled.

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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: dchrisphillip
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11/25/2009

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External Reviews for Two Hands Bad Impersonator Shiraz

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
02/01/2010

91 Points - Wine Spectator "Firm and upstanding, a solidly built yet lithe wine packed with smoky, peppery blackberry and cherry flavors, persisting nicely as the finish revs up. Drink now through 2010. 500 cases imported."


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 2004 Two Hands Shiraz Bad Impersonator Barossa Valley Australien Region: South Australia Apellation: South Australia Syrah 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2004 - Two Hands Shiraz Bad Impersonator Barossa Valley - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml.



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This wine just has too much character of its own to be your run of the mill Aussie copy cat (or shall we 'impersonator'?) Shiraz - it is soft, highly aromatic, textured and spicy. The fruit used was typical of that from the arossa - intense and concentrated - yet the guys at Two Hands were not stupid and OTT with their use of oak, thus leaving the wine to show its true finesse without being overwhelmed by winemaking additions i.e a great Shiraz, but maybe not so obviously from the Barossa. Tasting Notes : The nose is full of cloves, Asian spice, rhubarb, cedar and dark cherry backed by a meaty, liquorice note. The palate is not viscous and dense but more filling and subtle, it starts out with moderate intensity but builds through the mid palate where it is over run by loads of fine grainy fruit filled tannin. Method of Production : The grapes were crushed and then fermented for ten to twelve days in open top stainless steel vats, with regular pump overs twice daily to extract colour and tannin. The wine was then pressed off the skins, transferred to barrel (18% new, French and American oak) for a maturation period of 14 months. The wine was just simply racked before being bottled.

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