Two Hands `Samantha's Garden` Shiraz 2009(6x750mL), Clare Valley.

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An elegant style that is typical of the Clare Valley region, characterised by bright lively aromas, subtle fruit flavours and fine grained tannins.

SA - Clare Valley
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Lithe, sinewy and mineral rich, with stony accents to the dark berry, plum and licorice flavors, gaining momentum through the racy, mouthwatering finish. This has depth and a distinctive profile. Drink now through 2020.Rating 93 - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator (APR/2011)

Deep ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of blackberry, candied plum and cola. Broad and lush, with sweet dark fruit compote flavors displaying impressive breadth and depth. Supple tannins provide support and the fruit takes on a brighter red berry tone on the finish, which clings with impressive authority. Rating 92 - Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, (Jul/Aug 2011)

Bright colour; lifted and fragrant bouquet of redcurrant, black plum with accents of mint; the palate reveals more red fruits, leather and sage, with a lively and even finish.Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2011)

"Australia is home to the world's oldest Shiraz; vines as deep-rooted as the country's passion for the variety."

"Perfumed, complex and vivacious nose of blueberry, violet, wet earth, spice, oak, mint and chocolate. Soft, juicy and delicious red which is defined, focused and expressive, with very fine fruit flavours. Exceptional concentration. "Decanter Panel Tasting (NOV/2011)

(Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley) $60 Gorgeous on the nose, the 2009 Two Hands Shiraz Samantha's Garden has distinctive, exotic aromas of lilacs, chamomile, and potpourri on the nose that are supported by gorgeously pure raspberry and blackberry styled fruits. The purity and complexity on the nose are certainly noteworthy, and on the palate, the wine is medium to full bodied with a seamless, silky texture, superb balance, solid acidity, and a classy finish. Given how approachable (and complex) this is already, I don?t see any reason to hold off; however, it should easily evolve and age gracefully for 8-10 years. Rating 93 - The Rhone Report (JUN/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes


Black with red rim


Red fruits and fl oral notes with a subtle attractive eucalypt note synonymous with Clare. Balanced by lifted, inviting spice.


Silky red fruits and spice, balanced with underlying minty/eucalypt notes. The fine tannins create tightness but the fl eshiness pushes the palate resulting in a long silky finish. Possibly the best Sam’s to date.

Food Matching

Serve at room temperature to accompany fi llet of lamb with char-gilled capsicum and eggplant and baby spinach salad..

Cellaring Potential

12-15 years

SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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