Two Hands `Harry & Edward's Garden` Shiraz 2007 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

Exhibiting lush, berry-fruit flavours and ripe tannins. A very attractive wine that clearly demonstrates why Langhorne Creek is one of Australia's great wine regions.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Minty, plummy and chocolaty, with a soft, velvety texture, this is a solid example of the Shiraz Langhorne Creek is capable of producing. Some will criticize the slightly eucalypt character, while others will laud its regional character. Drink now–2015. Rating 90 - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Enthusiast (JAN/2010)

Inky purple. Brooding boysenberry, plum, Indian spices and vanillin oak on the nose, complicated by suggestions of violet and black pepper. Suave and fleshy on entry, then perfumed but youthfully tight in the middle, offering sweet notes of dark fruit preserves, olive and spicy oak. Finishes with noteworthy sweetness, but this gripping wine is extremely young and slow to unfold. Rating 92(+) - Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (AUG/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright red to magenta.

Aroma

Text book Langhorne Creek aromas with spice and purple to red fruits such as blueberry and mulberry. The secondary aromas are just as captivating with eucalypt, smoky sandalwood, and cedar notes balancing the fruit forward aromas.

Palate

Medium bodied with excellent texture on the mid palate complemented by plum and mocha flavours. Mineral tones are evident with softer talc like

tannins balancing the wines structure and fruit density.

Winemaking Notes

Crushed into and fermented in 5-10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 7-14 days of maceration the dry, free run is drained to tank. The skins are then pressed and the pressings transferred to the same tank, the wine is then racked to barrel. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Minimal fining and unfiltered.

Vintage
2007
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.8%

Winery Profile

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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.

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