Two Hands Shiraz Mclaren Vale Angels Share 2005

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Tasting Notes 2005 produced wines of stellar power and concentration whilst remaining perfectly balanced. The 2005 Ares is no exception. Black to the core in colour. Very complex amalgam of aromas such as; licorice, tar, earth, cedar chocolate and the blackest of fruits such as boysenberry, blackberry and fresh prunes. Incredibly viscous and concentrated with excellent poise and balance for such a powerful wine, the acid and tannins working in perfect harmony. The tannins are integrated throughout and will help the wine mature gracefully. Winemaking Crushed and fermented in 5-10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 7-21 days of maceration, the dry free run is drained to tank where the wine is then racked to barrel. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Minimal fining and non filtered. Cork Matt Wenk Shiraz 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia TBA 15.4% 7.8 3.2 20+ years if carefully cellared 22 months maturation with the final 12 months in 100% new French oak hogsheads.

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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: GoinGray
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4.00 5
07/04/2008

cedar/coffee/fruit scent dry with licorice and cherry flavors slight chalky finish


Snooth User: Winecast
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4.00 5
07/25/2007

Dark purple in color with aromas of blackberry, plum, licorice and spice. In the mouth, concentrated blackberry, pepper and spice flavors finish long with a silky mouthfeel. Delicious. 14.8% ABV Stelvin closure Score: 93


Snooth User: 1
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3.50 5
01/12/2009

Three and a half glasses


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/02/2009

Lithe and supple. A silky red, with a focused beam of blackberry, plum and subtle spice that points right through the long, juicy finish. Best from 2008 through 2013. 5,000 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Two Hands Shiraz Gnarly Dudes 750ml



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Tasting Notes 2005 produced wines of stellar power and concentration whilst remaining perfectly balanced. The 2005 Ares is no exception. Black to the core in colour. Very complex amalgam of aromas such as; licorice, tar, earth, cedar chocolate and the blackest of fruits such as boysenberry, blackberry and fresh prunes. Incredibly viscous and concentrated with excellent poise and balance for such a powerful wine, the acid and tannins working in perfect harmony. The tannins are integrated throughout and will help the wine mature gracefully. Winemaking Crushed and fermented in 5-10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 7-21 days of maceration, the dry free run is drained to tank where the wine is then racked to barrel. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Minimal fining and non filtered. Cork Matt Wenk Shiraz 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia TBA 15.4% 7.8 3.2 20+ years if carefully cellared 22 months maturation with the final 12 months in 100% new French oak hogsheads.

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