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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz 2011
Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz 2011
(search item no. 121328)
screw cap wine
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
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
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 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:

Deep red, black core color. Aromas from a milder, wetter year this wine displays great finesse. A beauti]ful array of lifted red fruits, including a touch of cranberry and soft jellies, subtle spice and graphite with subtle cedar and tobacco lying underneath. A touch bolder on the palate, moving into more purple/black fruits spectrum. The fruit runs through the palate supported by fine tannins and subtle oak. The soft yet tight acid gives great vitality and length.
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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.