Two Hands Max's Garden Shiraz 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
The 2010 Max's Garden Shiraz is a rich red color. Aromas of cherries, spice, raspberries, sandalwood and cedar. Smoky, very perfumed and elegant. This Shiraz is very energetic on the entry with vibrant raspberries and spice. Juicy through the whole palate with subtle earthy/graphite on the late palate, all supported by a good acid framework.
"Glass-staining ruby. Cassis, anise, Indian spices and woodsmoke on the intensely perfumed nose. Supple on entry, then sappy and vibrant in the middle, with sharply delineated flavors of boysenberry and bitter cherry. Shows very good energy on the clinging finish, which features gently chewy tannins and a touch of spicecake."
International Wine Cellar
"Fresh and vibrant, a juicy mouthful of blackberry, black cherry and graphite flavors that keep singing as the finish rolls on and on. Shows deft balance and refinement, plus length. Drink now through 2020."
"Deep garnet-purple, the 2010 Max’s Garden Shiraz has lovely black fruits, plums and prunes with hints of chocolate, anise and eucalyptus. Very concentrated and bursting with vibrant fruit in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of grainy tannins and very crisp acidity, finishing with very good length. Consider drinking it 2014 to 2021+.
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