Two Hands Sophie's Garden Shiraz 2001 Front Label
Two Hands Sophie's Garden Shiraz 2001 Front Label

Two Hands Sophie's Garden Shiraz 2001

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Extremely limited. A Brilliant rhubarb red in colour with a purple flint. The bouquet displays intense mint, aniseed, menthol, dusty cherries, raspberries and subtle liquorice and freshly cracked pepper. The palate is rich, focused and tight, loaded with bright acid that drives the fruit to the middle palate, where the fruit is backed by powerful and flavoursome tannins. This is easily the tightest of the Two Hands 'Garden Series' and will reward mid to long term cellaring and will take 2-3 years to show it's best. My Favourite aspect of the wine is that it shows little new oak influence and tastes of lush and pure fruit.

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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.

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Though Syrah originated in the Rhône Valley of France, Australia is home to the oldest Syrah (called Shiraz here) vines on the planet. Found in Australia’s Barossa Valley, where phylloxera has never threated viticulture, these ancient vines are between 140 to 175 years old!

Having brought fame and merit to the country’s wine scene since the early 1950s, namely via the debut of Penfolds Grange, today Syrah (Shiraz) claims rank as the most widely planted grape in Australia. In fact, the amount of land dedicated to Shiraz in Australia is now almost equivalent to what it is in France. Australian Shiraz has its own personality with flavors and aromas of intense blackberry, fruitcake, menthol, tobacco leaf and umami. Conveniently one can find great Australian Shiraz at a variety of price points but the very best will be dense, gloriously complex and capable of long aging.

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