Two Hands the Angels Share Picture Series Shiraz Mclaren Vale South Australia 08 Australia South Australia Two Hands Syrah Shiraz 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Deep concentrated and black colour. Aroma: The bouquet is classic McLaren Vale of coffee, mocha, cola, chocolate, mulberry, plums and with some lovely spices backed by a little peppermint. Palate: The palate starts out coating and round, a really long drive with loads of plummy fruits. This finishes round, soft and very inviting; its got great personality and drive and is a lot of fun to drink now and will age well into the medium term.

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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 the Angels Share Picture Series Shiraz Mclaren Vale South Australia 08 Australia South Australia Two Hands Syrah Shiraz

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Snooth User: squirrel789
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3.50 5
06/11/2012

Solid red fruit, with some significant oak and a hint of spice. A great example of a big, thick, chewy Australian red. Inky, like most of Two Hands offerings, and mostly jammy fruit upfront with some slight complexity on the finish. I really liked it, but I am a sucker for this big fruit style. The Two Hands Garden series made me love big reds! Great producer!


Snooth User: Karmyk
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4.50 5
12/04/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Two Hands the Angels Share Picture Series Shiraz Mclaren Vale South Australia 08 Australia South Australia Two Hands Syrah Shiraz

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/07/2011

Dark fruit bursts onto the palate. The vibrant acid carries the juicy plummy fruit and bitter chocolate seamlessly through the palate and continues to roll on and on balanced by firm, but fine tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Mineral tension runs through this wine, yielding plump black fruit against firm, smoky tannins. It’s youthful and spicy, needing a few months in the bottle for the tight structure to relent.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/20/2011

This wine is very restrained and elegant. Spicy red fruits, subtle char and pepper with underlying charcuterie, grilled meats and soft mocha and vanillin. A burst of juicy red fruits on the early palate that remains throughout.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/06/2012

This firm red displays a light grip of tannins around a core of black and red cherry and grilled meat flavors, prevailing against a mildly chewy finish. Best from 2014 through 2018.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

This firm red displays a light grip of tannins around a core of black and red cherry and grilled meat flavors, prevailing against a mildly chewy finish. Best from 2014 through 2018. 12,000 cases made. -HS The 2010 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz has a deep purple-black color and an intense nose of blackberry preserves, blueberry pie and fruit cake with suggestions of ground cinnamon, cumin seed, fenugreek and mace. Full bodied with a generous amount of ripe, forward berry and spice flavors, the richness is nicely contrasted by crisp acid and a medium to firm level of rounded tannins, finishing long and spicy. Approachable now, it should keep to 2019+. Vivid purple. Heady aromas of dark berry preserves, licorice and cola, with a strong overlay of exotic spices and vanilla. Lush, palate-coating blackberry and blueberry flavors show no rough edges and become smokier with air. Clings nicely on the finish, which strongly echoes the licorice and blue fruit notes.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/23/2013

This firm red displays a light grip of tannins around a core of black and red cherry and grilled meat flavors, prevailing against a mildly chewy finish. Best from 2014 through 2018. 12,000 cases made. -HS The 2010 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz has a deep purple-black color and an intense nose of blackberry preserves, blueberry pie and fruit cake with suggestions of ground cinnamon, cumin seed, fenugreek and mace. Full bodied with a generous amount of ripe, forward berry and spice flavors, the richness is nicely contrasted by crisp acid and a medium to firm level of rounded tannins, finishing long and spicy. Approachable now, it should keep to 2019+. Vivid purple. Heady aromas of dark berry preserves, licorice and cola, with a strong overlay of exotic spices and vanilla. Lush, palate-coating blackberry and blueberry flavors show no rough edges and become smokier with air. Clings nicely on the finish, which strongly echoes the licorice and blue fruit notes. &nbs...


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Mineral tension runs through this wine, yielding plump black fruit against firm, smoky tannins. Itandrsquo;s youthful and spicy, needing a few months in the bottle for the tight structure to relent.


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Color: Deep concentrated and black colour. Aroma: The bouquet is classic McLaren Vale of coffee, mocha, cola, chocolate, mulberry, plums and with some lovely spices backed by a little peppermint. Palate: The palate starts out coating and round, a really long drive with loads of plummy fruits. This finishes round, soft and very inviting; its got great personality and drive and is a lot of fun to drink now and will age well into the medium term.

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