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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz 2009
Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz 2009
(search item no. 108658)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color has a black core with red/brick red rim. On the nose, it has elegant red and black fruits coupled with fine spice, floral and cedary oak. This wine is from a near perfect vintage and is quite closed, but will really open up in the next few months. The palate is tight and full of restraint. The red fruits build slowly, creating a wonderful juicy richness through the palate, yet is extremely focused at the same time, supported by well handled oak. The flavors are long and juicy, balanced by firm but fine tannins and vibrant acid. This wine is from probably our best vintage to date and will need a few months to settle down, but will age over the medium to long term and will drink well for at least the next decade if cellared well.
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About Two Hands Wines:

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, together with Michael Twelftree, oversees every aspect of the winemaking process. Their flagship Shiraz, Ares, represents the very best parcels in each vintage and is sselected through an intense barrel classification process. This blend of Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Shiraz displays the incredible depth of flavor and balance that are hallmarks of this wine.