Two Hands Bad Impersonator Shiraz 2006
Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Dark red to purple at the core. Lifted with notes of dark plum, licorice and more unusual characters such as clove, rose, ginger and black tea leaves.
A much gentler wine than many Barossa Shiraz. A dry and savory fruit profile balanced by texture, excellent persistence and balanced tannin and acid. Medium bodied and ideally partnered with red meat and game dishes.
"A generous, bold, medium- to full-bodied wine with rich, ripe fruit tempered by French oak and integrated, ripe tannins. "
Australian Wine Companion
"This intensely flavored Barossa Shiraz features notes of sweaty leather, stewed plums, black olive and coffee beans. Itâ€™s full-bodied and creamy in texture, with ample but soft tannins that glide easily over the palate. The concentrated fruit and long, complex finish suggest that it can be consumed now and over the next 10 years."
"Smooth and polished, with a pretty mint note adding interest to the blueberry and blackberry flavors, persisting expressively on the long, generous finish. Drink now through 2016. 275 cases made."
"The deep crimson-colored 2006 Shiraz Bad Impersonator was aged in French oak, 30% new. It offers up an alluring bouquet of smoke, meat, bacon, spice box, and blueberry followed by a round, layered wine with tons of spicy blue fruits, good concentration, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It will evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now.
Two Hands is a negociant operation run impeccably by Michael Twelftree. It reflects the best that can be sourced from all over South Australia. The packaging provides some serious design competition to the Dan Philips R Wine portfolio. The Garden Series is Shiraz sourced from a wide range of South Australia vineyards and line-priced at $60.
The Wine Advocate
"Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed, complex bouquet of blackberry, mulberry and Asian spices. Lush dark berry flavors offer impressive juicy clarity and depth, with subtle baking spices gaining strength with air. A fresh, energetic, graceful wine with no excess weight and impressive finishing lift and grip."
International Wine Cellar
- 8/29/2010 (4 items) (viewed 277 times)
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Two Hands Wines was founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. Their aim was, and still is, to produce the best possible wines from prized Shiraz growng regions throughout Australia. Quality without compromise is a core value that drives all decisions from fruit and oak selection to packaging and promotion. Winemaker Matt Wenk has been with Two Hands since 2002 and,...
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The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley.
Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...
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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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