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Two Hands Shiraz Heathcote Max's Garden 2010

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COLOR Rich red AROMA Cherries, spice, raspberries, sandalwood and cedar. Smoky, very perfumed and elegant. TASTE Very energetic on the entry with vibrant raspberries and spice. Juicy through the whole palate with subtle earthy/graphite on the late palate, all supported by a good acid framework. Length/Type of Fermentation: Three days cold macerating prior to fermentation in five and ten tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 15 days of maceration the dry free run was drained to tank and the skins pressed to the same tank. After 24 hours, the wine was racked to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. Minimal fining and filtration. Length/Type of Aging: 20 months in French hogsheads of which 25% were new.

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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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Vintage: 2004 05/12/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Two Hands Shiraz Heathcote Max's Garden

External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"Red to black fruit characters of raspberries and red currants intermingle with darker cherry like chocolate aromas. Subtle black pepper and smoky notes


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2013

Inky purple. Spicy black cherry, blackcurrant, tar, licorice and potpourri on the nose, all lifted by a mineral topnote. Big and rich but juicy, offering gently sweet dark berry flavors and notes of candied violet and spicecake. Impressively broad and focused, with good extract and building notes of tangy berry skin and herbs. Finishes with gentle tannins and refreshing energy. Dense yet juicy with acidity that balances against ripe cherry and raspberry flavors, fitting in mineral notes as the finish lingers against fine tannins. Best from 2011 through 2017. 550 cases made. -HS The 2007 Shiraz Max's Garden comes from Heathcote. A glass-coating opaque purple color, the nose offers up violets, cigar box, black currant, and blueberry leading to a restrained, relatively elegant Shiraz with the structure to evolve for 2-3 years. Drink it from 2011 to 2019. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/12/2010

93 winespectatoronline


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/25/2009

WS: 93 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/24/2010

Two Hands Max's Garden Heathcote Shiraz 2005: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (14 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: VictoriaWeingut: Two Hands WinesRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 7 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Vintage: 2004 10/20/2010

Moving up in price as well as quality are the firm's regional expressions of Shiraz, all of which can be unhesitatingly recommended. From Heathcote, the 2004 Shiraz Max's Garden is Two Hands' most restrained, European-styled Shiraz. It possesses firm... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Victoria in Australia. 2004 Two Hands Shiraz Max's Garden 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2003 07/13/2010

92 points out of 100 by Harvey Steiman


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COLOR Rich red AROMA Cherries, spice, raspberries, sandalwood and cedar. Smoky, very perfumed and elegant. TASTE Very energetic on the entry with vibrant raspberries and spice. Juicy through the whole palate with subtle earthy/graphite on the late palate, all supported by a good acid framework. Length/Type of Fermentation: Three days cold macerating prior to fermentation in five and ten tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 15 days of maceration the dry free run was drained to tank and the skins pressed to the same tank. After 24 hours, the wine was racked to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. Minimal fining and filtration. Length/Type of Aging: 20 months in French hogsheads of which 25% were new.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.80%

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