Two Hands Lily's Garden Shiraz 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%
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%.
Lily's Garden Shiraz is a deep, deep red, with a magenta rim. Rich, bold dark fruits dominate the nose, with bitter chocolate, creme anglaise, mocha and underlying spice and cracked pepper notes.
There is fine juicy fruit through the entry to the mid palate where spicy mocha notes emerge with fine tannins. The wine finishes long with juicy persistence. Made with 100% Shiraz.
"Deeply coloured, and offering an array of ripe black fruits, licorice, bitter chocolate and some sappy complexity; the palate is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and showing fresh acidity, and is ultimately in complete harmony and balance."
Australian Wine Companion
"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."
"Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Lily’s Garden Shiraz is scented of blueberry pie, black berries and mulberries with hints of chocolate, espresso and menthol. Full bodied with plenty of mouth-filling pure berry flavors, it has a medium level of very fine tannins and refreshing acid backbone to support, finishing long. Drink it now to 2020+.
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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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McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines.
In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...
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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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