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Two Hands Grenache Blend Barossa Valley Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre the Lucky Country 2003

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"Actually a blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Shiraz, and 5% Mouvedre "

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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

Member Reviews for Two Hands Grenache Blend Barossa Valley Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre the Lucky Country

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Snooth User: ChduP
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4.00 5
02/09/2009

Not only affordable, but very approachable! Don't let the screwtop fool you! The back of the bottle says it all: Wine style: Full bodied, rich, big, succulent and long.


External Reviews for Two Hands Grenache Blend Barossa Valley Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre the Lucky Country

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark red. Candied cherry and raspberry preserve aromas with subtle bell pepper and basil notes give evidence of both the shiraz and the cabernet components. Rich and creamy, displaying an almost candied red berry sweetness. The long, clinging finish emphasizes ripe berry fruit, and a tinge of pepper lifts the flavors.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A bright, lively mouthful of appealing blueberry, currant, earth and spice flavors that mingle effortlessly on the fine-grained finish, lingering nicely. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

There are 20,000 cases of the 2003 Shiraz The Lucky Country, a blend of 55% Shiraz and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. An outstanding effort as well as an attractive value, it offers a deep ruby/purple color with loads of creme de cassis fruit intermixed with hints of smoke and licorice. This delicious, savory Australian red (finished with a screw cap) is best drunk during its first 3ndash;4 years of life.



"Actually a blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Shiraz, and 5% Mouvedre "

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