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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Two Hands Max's Garden Shiraz 2007
Two Hands Max's Garden Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 98995)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $66.99

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
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
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:

The color is deep magenta with black hues.

On the nose, red to black fruit characters of raspberries and red currants intermingle with darker cherry like chocolate aromas. Subtle black pepper and smoky notes, graphite and scorched earth add complexity.

The palate opens gently with refined definition, nicely accentuated by a solid core of fruit weight without heaviness. The acid balance supports the very long but fine tannins.

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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.