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Two Hands Wines Shiraz Lily's Garden Mclaren Vale 2011

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COLOR Black core, deep red rim. AROMA Leaping out of the glass, this wine's aromas are vibrant and inviting. It's full of mocha, spice, subtle vanilla and kirsch with dark chocolate, black olives and satsuma plums. TASTE Juicy, yet tight from the get go with plenty of life through the palate. Full of plums, spice, subtle black olives and chocolate with long fine tannins. Length/Type of Fermentation: Crushed into and fermented in open top fermenters varying in size from three to 10 ton capacity. Regular pump overs occurred three times daily during the peak of fermentation to extract color, flavor and tannin. Following an average of 12 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 unfiltered. Length/Type of Aging: 17 months in 12% new American oak hogsheads and the balance in seasoned one to five year old American oak.

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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 Wines Shiraz Lily's Garden Mclaren Vale

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Snooth User: mistersplice
30149223
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/20/2012

look = 8/10, smell = 13/20, taste = 15/20; total = 36/50

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Snooth User: dpdinger
362233169
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/20/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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
24446734
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 01/14/2009

very good


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External Reviews for Two Hands Wines Shiraz Lily's Garden Mclaren Vale

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 04/21/2015

Colour: Deep dark red with a purple hue. Aroma: Vibrant notes of blueberry, plum, coconut, pastry and smoked meats. Palate: Immediately appealing, with lovely weight and glossy texture, this full bodied Shiraz has hints of blueberry pie, sweet spices, plum, and fresh pastries. Sweet fruits and a glossy, velvet texture caresses the palate, complimented by secondary notes of smoked meats and coal dust. Grainy and savoury tannins pull the wine through to an exceptionally long and complex finish. Winemaking: Crushed into and fermented in three to ten tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs (three daily over peak fermentation) to extract colour, flavour and tannins. Following an average of 12 days of maceration, the 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 is used. Maturation: Aged for 18 months in 6% new French oak hogsheads and the remainder in two to six year old American and French oak.- Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Colour:Deep dark red, black coreAroma:Rich, bold and heady spiced plums with notes of milk chocolate, vanillan, black pepper and fresh meat.Palate:Fine plump and juicy entry to the palate, echoing the aroma with waves of plummy fruits. Spicy mocha notes emerge mid-palate and are carried through to a finish filled with lovely long fine tannins. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/09/2014

Bright purple. Pungent redcurrant and cherry on the nose, with hints of dried flowers, herbs and anise adding complexity. Bitter cherry and blackcurrant flavors are deep and gently sweet, turning more taut on the back half. Finishes tangy and precise, with good energy and no obvious tannins. Smooth and ripe, if a bit hollow, with mouthfilling flavors of blackberry and licorice on a refined, focused frame. The finish echoes against light, crisp tannins. Best from 2015 through 2019. 1,500 cases made. -HS Colour:Deep dark red, black coreAroma:Rich, bold and heady spiced plums with notes of milk chocolate, vanillan, black pepper and fresh meat.Palate:Fine plump and juicy entry to the palate, echoing the aroma with waves of plummy fruits. Spicy mocha notes emerge mid-palate and are carried through to a finish filled with lovely long fine tannins. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 07/03/2013

Ripe, supple and succulent, offering a juicy mouthful of red berry, blackberry, cherry, clove and white pepper flavors that sail easily over refined tannins, picking up steam on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2020. 1,500 cases made. -HS Opaque purple. Alluring aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, star anise and violets. Lush, broad and sweet but firmly built, with a candied dark fruit quality and mounting florality. Finishes broad, juicy and sweet, with excellent finishing power and lingering spiciness. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/31/2012

Quality without compromise' is a core value that drives all Two Hands decisions so, not surprisingly, the wines have received international acclaim from respected wine critics, with Robert Parker proclaiming Two Hands as '...the finest negociant operation south of the equator...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Ripe, supple and succulent, offering a juicy mouthful of red berry, blackberry, cherry, clove and white pepper flavors that sail easily over refined tannins, picking up steam on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2020. 1,500 cases made. -HS Opaque purple. Alluring aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, star anise and violets. Lush, broad and sweet but firmly built, with a candied dark fruit quality and mounting florality. Finishes broad, juicy and sweet, with excellent finishing power and lingering spiciness.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2009 10/19/2011

Focused, juicy and vibrant, with raspberry, blackberry and pomegranate flavors, weaving in hints of violet, slate and loamy earth as the finish takes off. Shows depth and intensity, without much weight. Best from 2012 through 2020.


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COLOR Black core, deep red rim. AROMA Leaping out of the glass, this wine's aromas are vibrant and inviting. It's full of mocha, spice, subtle vanilla and kirsch with dark chocolate, black olives and satsuma plums. TASTE Juicy, yet tight from the get go with plenty of life through the palate. Full of plums, spice, subtle black olives and chocolate with long fine tannins. Length/Type of Fermentation: Crushed into and fermented in open top fermenters varying in size from three to 10 ton capacity. Regular pump overs occurred three times daily during the peak of fermentation to extract color, flavor and tannin. Following an average of 12 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 unfiltered. Length/Type of Aging: 17 months in 12% new American oak hogsheads and the balance in seasoned one to five year old American oak.

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