Two Hands Two Hands Lily's Garden 6cs 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

COLOUR Deep purple with a black core. AROMA The bouquet shows concentrated aromas of plums, scorched earth, licorice, mint, and chocolate whilst exhibiting trademark McLaren Vale characters of coffee and mocha. PALATE The mouth feel and texture is immediate with concentrated flavours of cola, plum and blackcurrant along a vibrant and linear backbone. The mid palate shows terrific focus, the finish balanced by impeccable tannin and acid structure. WINEMAKING The grapes were crushed into and fermented in open top potters, with regular pump overs three times daily to extract colour and tannin. The grapes were then pressed and the wine was transferred to tank and then racked to barrel of oak maturation. WINE SPECATOR INSIDER - JULY 9, 2008 Big, bold and expressive, with some unexpected transparency to the black cherry, raspberry, red plum and Asian spice aromas and flavors, lingering on the open-textured finish. The aftertaste just keeps coming. Drink now through 2015.—H.S.

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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

Member Reviews for Two Hands Two Hands Lily's Garden 6cs

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
5.00 5
12/22/2009

Beautiful, intense nose of lillies. Thick, meaty mouthfeel with intense bright fruits. Very nice finish on blueberries. A wine is incredible fruity intensity.


Snooth User: BeSK
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4.50 5
08/29/2009

Very forward shiraz. Herbaceous,tart and complex, beyond most, caused domestic argument in our house (she knows not wot she says). Do not drink now, cellar and wait 4 years minimum - place off limits to missus (Mrs.). Plan to sacrifice the prodigal son or failing that some surrogate for Thanksgiving 2012 or 2013. Rating now - me (moi?) 94/100, tha wife, 84/100. She knows not ... am I am as a (not the) Man and therefore am terminally misunderstood unless happens to be right .... Am praying for blessed release to drink this in 2012.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
5.00 5
12/17/2009

mmmmm…. complex aromas, amazingly fruity and rich, with great baking spices in the middle and wonderful balance all around. my new favorite shiraz.


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
4.00 5
02/05/2010

Excellent deep inky purple in color. Intense fruit that lingers in the mouth for quite a while. Flavors of raspberry and plum with a light acidic finish fr balance. Great example of Aussie Shiraz!


Snooth User: partial2shiraz
106129107
4.00 5
01/14/2009

very good


Snooth User: WJoeTrojan
78864100
4.00 5
11/02/2008

Two Hands has been a consistently pleasurable wine. This Syrah is a delicious balance of bold currant and coffee with delicate overtones of licorice and chocolate. For the price, a wonderful find!


Snooth User: pvaughn
8175473
4.00 5
11/19/2009

This is the wine that got me hooked on Shiraz


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External Reviews for Two Hands Two Hands Lily's Garden 6cs

External Review
10/06/2009

#83 Top 100 92pts see above next screen for discounted case price


External Review
11/25/2009

WS: 92 Points, Top 100 2008


External Review
05/15/2011

The 2007 Shiraz Angel's Share reveals a Cote-Rotie-like nose with its scents of mineral, meat, game and bacon. On the palate there is plenty of sweet, spicy blueberry fruit, silky tannin, and incipient complexity. Give it 1-2 years of additional cell... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 Two Hands Shiraz Angel's Share 750ml


External Review
10/06/2009

The bouquet shows concentrated aromas of plums scorched earth licorice mint and chocolate whilst exhibiting trademark McLaren Vale characters of coffee and mocha. The mouth feel and texture is immediate with concentrated flavours of cola plum and blackcurrant along a vibrant and linear backbone. The mid palate shows terrific focus the finish balanced by impeccable tannin and acid structure.


External Review
09/15/2009

Big, bold and expressive, with some unexpected transparency to the black cherry, raspberry, red plum and Asian spice aromas and flavors, lingering on the open-textured finish. The aftertaste just keeps coming. Drink now through 2015. 6,300 cases made.



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COLOUR Deep purple with a black core. AROMA The bouquet shows concentrated aromas of plums, scorched earth, licorice, mint, and chocolate whilst exhibiting trademark McLaren Vale characters of coffee and mocha. PALATE The mouth feel and texture is immediate with concentrated flavours of cola, plum and blackcurrant along a vibrant and linear backbone. The mid palate shows terrific focus, the finish balanced by impeccable tannin and acid structure. WINEMAKING The grapes were crushed into and fermented in open top potters, with regular pump overs three times daily to extract colour and tannin. The grapes were then pressed and the wine was transferred to tank and then racked to barrel of oak maturation. WINE SPECATOR INSIDER - JULY 9, 2008 Big, bold and expressive, with some unexpected transparency to the black cherry, raspberry, red plum and Asian spice aromas and flavors, lingering on the open-textured finish. The aftertaste just keeps coming. Drink now through 2015.—H.S.

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