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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Two Hands Max's Garden Shiraz 2004
Two Hands Max's Garden Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 83993)
screw cap wine
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Following a very hot February the 2004 vintage was blessed with an Indian summer resulting in balanced sugar and flavour accumulation. The resultant wine has excellent colour with an intense perfume with more richness and density on the palate than the 2003.

Deep black in colour with a red edge, the bouquet is still quite closed but displays aromas of dusted berry, lead pencil, cooked meats, scorched earth, fresh wet clay and cherry. The palate is coating and concentrated and starts out with a lovely rolling sweetness and builds into a very soft and fruit filled tannin. This wine displays a solid core built around a very soft and elegant frame work. I am inspired by this wine as it shows another dimension of what can be achieved with Shiraz in Australia.

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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.