Two Hands Max's Garden Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia

$64.99 $53.99
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Item No. 95278
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS92
  • ST92
  • RP92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • ST92
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

Dark and impenetrable with deep Purple hues. 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. Excellent balance of tannins and acid as it stays true to its Central Victorian terroir.

Cellaring potential of 8+ years.

Critical Acclaim

"A wine of finesse, this strikes an enticing balance between crisp tannins and the supple, generous texture underneath, sporting gorgeous blueberry, blackberry and plum fruit that picks up hints of red pepper and garrigue as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2016. 360 cases imported."
92 Points

"Deep garnet with a hint of purple, the 2006 Max's Garden Shiraz has evolving scents of warm plums, blackberry compote and creme de cassis with hints of dried mulberries and spice cake. Full-bodied with a good amount of spicy, expressive black berry flavors, it has a good line of crisp acid and a medium level of velvety tannins, finishing long. Delicious now, it should cellar a further 4-6 years+."
92 Points

"Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed nose displays spicy red berries, dark cherry and smoky minerals. Fresh and juicy, with vibrant raspberry and sweet cherry flavors, silky texture and fully absorbed tannins. A racy, sharply focused style that finishes with refreshing lift and cut."
92 Points

Learn About Two Hands Map ItMap It

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,...

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Learn About Victoria

From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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