Two Hands `Angels' Share` Shiraz 2014 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

Assertive aromas, bursting with blackberry, bramble and white pepper. Glossy dark cherry, mulberry fruit with fresh acidity and fine tannins. A classy wine that brings to the fore the best attributes of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

While there are no half measures with the weight or shape of this wine, it has a touch of elegance running alongside its blackberry, blood plum and dark chocolate fruit; the tannins wait until the last moment to join forces with the oak to speak clearly of the long future ahead. Great value. Rating 94 - Drink by 2040, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2015).

Deep garnet/purple, the 2014 Shiraz Angel's Share opens to aromas of baked blackberries, plums and blackcurrants with pepper and Provence herb hints plus a touch of tar. Full-bodied and showing good expression, it fills palate with black fruit and grainy tannins before finishing long and savory. Rating 90 - Drink by 2020, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (AUG/2015).

It’s heady in perfume from 2014; ripe berries, nougat oak, plum jam. Ample in the nose. Floods the palate with sticky-textured wine, dash of spice, prickle of tangy acidity. Long smooth ride, finishes a little fumey and bitter, but overall good, easy drinking, and satisfying in weight and generous flavour. Rating 90 - Drink by 2022, Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au (DEC/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep dark red with a purple hue.

Aroma

Vibrant notes of plum, blueberry and baking spices are given further lift and complexity by top notes of juniper and lavender.

Palate

This medium to full bodied Shiraz bursts onto the palate with energetic notes of plum, blueberry, lavender, violets and hints of licorice. Remaining quite reserved and almost savory in nature, the tannins are forceful yet beautifully folded into the fruit. Secondary notes of fresh earth and woody herbs round out with a long elegant palate.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap 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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