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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Two Hands Max's Garden Shiraz 2005
Two Hands Max's Garden Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 93988)
screw cap wine
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $61.99

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 The Wine News 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
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark and impenetrable color with deep purple hues. The aromas are a tight and intriguing bouquet of dark cherry, mineral, espresso, cinnamon, roasted meats and potpourri notes. The palate opens gently with refined definition, nicely accentuated by a solid core of fruit weight without heaviness. An excellent balance of tannins and acid.

The Garden Series is a Super Premium range of six Shiraz from six of the finest Shiraz producing regions in Australia. Max's Garden reflects the terroir of Heathcote.

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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.