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Two Hands Shiraz Mclaren Vale Angels Share 2006

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"Dark plum with bright purple hue. The nose shows dark liquorice with a meld of plum and blackberry with hints of chocolate and spice. The mouthfeel is dense and coating, with oodles of juicy rich fruit. Luscious mocha and dark berry fruit compete for attention, leaving you with a wine that is evidently drinkable now. The Wine Advocate A brilliant effort is the 2005 Brave Faces, a small barrel-aged (20% new) blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Grenache. Flamboyant aromas of black and red fruits, spice box, flowers, and toast are followed by a rich wine with loads of texture and glycerin as well as a heady, full-throttle yet velvety finish. It should drink well for a decade. Score: 92. —Robert Parker, October 2006. The Wine Spectator Lithe and focused, with a surprising but appealing root beer note weaving through the blackberry and licorice flavors, which linger gently against firm tannins and tangy acidity on the finish. Has impeccable balance. Drink now through 2011. Score: 90. October 15, 2006. "

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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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Member Reviews for Two Hands Shiraz Mclaren Vale Angels Share

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Snooth User: ff1959
38435128
4.00 5
01/31/2008

Delicious, fruity, peppery, pencil shavings, wonderful nose. Outstanding Shiraz for a good price. Just an outstanding effort and it's young yet. Wait a couple years, it'll knock your socks off.


Snooth User: RPerro
163565440
4.00 5
04/11/2009

Decanted 1 hour. Big nose of blueberry and pepper. First taste straight from the bottle was a fruit attack. LOTS of fruit! Time spent in the decanter settled the wine down a lot, and it became quite good. Sweet berry fruit, smooth tannins that integrate well with the heavy acidity, and just a hint of alcohol heat on the finish. Recommended by a friend, and I'm in agreement. A "gnarly" Aussie Shiraz, dude! Outstanding - 91 points.


Snooth User: barrelmonkey
3996131
1.00 5
12/28/2007

Good nose of blueberry muffin and shiraz tones, but with a little barnyard. Sugary, syrupy on the palate. Too sweet for me.


Snooth User: WineStarz
941548
4.00 5
10/25/2008

Visually it's very deep purple with long legs. On the nose it has strong hints of deep plum, mulberry, chocolate, cherry and licorice with mild notes of vanilla and spice. The taste is dynamic, but not overpowering on the pallet, with full bodied fruit and a great balance of the typical shiraz flavors. Acidy balances out nicely after an hour of decanting. The finish is long and wickedly enjoyable with a strong lingering of pepper and heat.


Snooth User: George Parkinson
220047883
5.00 5
07/23/2009

color: deep blue/black; nose-wild berries & cola; mouth-earth,clove & plum; finish - long & lingering; buy it, age it, drink it share it.


Snooth User: RPerro
163565440
4.00 5
04/11/2009

Big blueberry fruit, with smooth tannins and heavy acidity. Recommend decanting for this one, as previously it helped with the integration. Outstanding - 90 points.


Snooth User: meg1
8782457
5.00 5
09/14/2008

Perfect Australian example that manages to satisfy sans silly name.


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External Reviews for Two Hands Shiraz Mclaren Vale Angels Share

External Review
03/06/2009

Supple, generous and seductive, with lovely blueberry and pomegranate flavors on a velvety frame, offering hints of toast and cream as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2013. 5,000 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2006 Two Hands Shiraz Angel's Share 750ml


External Review
02/24/2010

Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (16 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 8 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Two Hands WinesRebsorte: ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 7,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 16,5 % Rotwein


External Review
02/24/2010

Two Hands Angel's Share McLaren Vale Shiraz 2005: in Barriques gereift (10 Monate), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, lagerfähig 4 - 6 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: McLaren ValeWeingut: Two Hands WinesRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 7,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.15 Rotwein


External Review
01/12/2010

90 Wine Advocate


External Review
01/12/2010

90 Wine Spectator



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"Dark plum with bright purple hue. The nose shows dark liquorice with a meld of plum and blackberry with hints of chocolate and spice. The mouthfeel is dense and coating, with oodles of juicy rich fruit. Luscious mocha and dark berry fruit compete for attention, leaving you with a wine that is evidently drinkable now. The Wine Advocate A brilliant effort is the 2005 Brave Faces, a small barrel-aged (20% new) blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Grenache. Flamboyant aromas of black and red fruits, spice box, flowers, and toast are followed by a rich wine with loads of texture and glycerin as well as a heady, full-throttle yet velvety finish. It should drink well for a decade. Score: 92. —Robert Parker, October 2006. The Wine Spectator Lithe and focused, with a surprising but appealing root beer note weaving through the blackberry and licorice flavors, which linger gently against firm tannins and tangy acidity on the finish. Has impeccable balance. Drink now through 2011. Score: 90. October 15, 2006. "

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