Two Hands Lily's Garden Garden Series Shiraz Mclaren Vale South Australia Australia South Australia Mclaren Vale 2005

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COLOUR Dense colour, dark purple plum. AROMA Gloriously generous fruit with subtle complimentary overtones of vanill...

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B&B, Bold and Beautiful, dark - inky dark in the glass, with powerful notes of cedar in the nose, and wondrous peppery fruits and pencil shavings i... Read more

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Deep colour intensity of inky purple; a lovely shade. Slow developing legs, plump and luscious with a deep berry nose. Ultra-smooth mouthfeel, spic... Read more

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Snooth User: ff1959
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4.50 5
01/31/2008

B&B, Bold and Beautiful, dark - inky dark in the glass, with powerful notes of cedar in the nose, and wondrous peppery fruits and pencil shavings in the mouth. Earthy and apocalyptic, it's pricy but a rare find, it tastes much more expensive than it is. This is my idea of a Shiraz.


Snooth User: spikearl
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0.00 5
02/06/2009

this wine sucks


Snooth User: tAFW
8253750
4.50 5
08/13/2008

Deep colour intensity of inky purple; a lovely shade. Slow developing legs, plump and luscious with a deep berry nose. Ultra-smooth mouthfeel, spice and rich, intense ripe fruit. Well-balanced and silky. The spice (black pepper) turns to anise, then to rich berry in the complex, interesting (and long) finish. Great stuff.


External Reviews for Two Hands Lily's Garden Garden Series Shiraz Mclaren Vale South Australia Australia South Australia Mclaren Vale

External Review
02/25/2010

Two Hands Lily's Garden McLaren Vale Shiraz 2005: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (14 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: McLaren ValeWeingut: Two Hands WinesRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
05/18/2011

Lithe, almost elegant, with impressive depth of flavor and fine texture. The flavors center on blackberry, cherry, dried tomato, exotic spices and mineral notes as the finish sails on and on against refined tannins. Best from 2007 through 2016.


External Review
05/18/2011

Even better than the Harry & Edward's Garden is the 2004 Shiraz Lily's Garden from McLaren Vale. With this cuvee, about 25% new American oak is added to the regime of French wood. Full-bodied with stunning, dusty, loamy soil characteristics interwoven with blackberry, cassis, cherry, and plum-like fruit, this rich, pure, intense Shiraz should be consumed over the next 10-12+ years.


External Review
05/18/2011

The extraordinary 2003 Shiraz Lily's Garden exhibits an inky ruby/purple hue to the rim in addition to a stunning aromatic display of blackberries, cassis liqueur, licorice, smoky oak, sweet chocolate, and espresso roast. A fabulously concentrated, multidimensional, layered wine with power, elegance, and a seamless personality, it can be drunk young or cellared for a decade or more.


External Review
05/18/2011

Raw, powerful and muscular, with vivid, sharply etched blackberry, black cherry and peppery spice aromas and flavors, persisting impressively on the finish, veering toward tart. Needs time to settle into itself. Best from 2007 through 2015.


External Review
05/18/2011

Ripe and generous, with a remarkably open texture for a wine so rich in flavor. The beautifully delineated blackberry, black cherry and anise flavors sail on through the long, long finish. Best from 2009 through 2016.


External Review
05/18/2011

The nose is fairly closed now, showing herb and ink aromas, but gives the impression that it's a blackberry volcano about to erupt. With such potential on the nose the fact that the palate flavors don't knock me on the floor is almost a disappointment. This is still an excellent, flavorful wine, with reined-in plum, blackberry, raspberry and red pencil eraser notes.


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Winemaker's Notes:

COLOUR Dense colour, dark purple plum. AROMA Gloriously generous fruit with subtle complimentary overtones of vanillin spice; enhancing, rather than dominating, the wonderful spicy plum fruit of this wine. PALATE Oodles of rich juicy fruit. It shows delicious and distinctive mocha, chocolate and sweet plum characters. Backed by a lush, plush mouthfeel laced with an underlying black pepper spice and a silky tight tannin structure. WINEMAKING Crushed into and fermented in 5-10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 7-14 days of maceration the dry free run is drained to tank. The skins are then pressed and the pressings transferred to the same tank, the wine is then racked to barrel. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Minimal fining and non filtered. MATURATION 14 months in 20% new American oak hogsheads, the balance in seasoned 1, 2 and 3 year old American oak. ANALYSIS Alc 14.8%, pH 3.31, Acidity 7.63 CELLAR POTENTIAL 8 to 10 years REGION McLaren Vale South Australia.

COLOUR Dense colour, dark purple plum. AROMA Gloriously generous fruit with subtle complimentary overtones of vanillin spice; enhancing, rather than dominating, the wonderful spicy plum fruit of this wine. PALATE Oodles of rich juicy fruit. It shows delicious and distinctive mocha, chocolate and sweet plum characters. Backed by a lush, plush mouthfeel laced with an underlying black pepper spice and a silky tight tannin structure. WINEMAKING Crushed into and fermented in 5-10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 7-14 days of maceration the dry free run is drained to tank. The skins are then pressed and the pressings transferred to the same tank, the wine is then racked to barrel. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Minimal fining and non filtered. MATURATION 14 months in 20% new American oak hogsheads, the balance in seasoned 1, 2 and 3 year old American oak. ANALYSIS Alc 14.8%, pH 3.31, Acidity 7.63 CELLAR POTENTIAL 8 to 10 years REGION McLaren Vale South Australia.

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