Two Hands Sophie's Garden Shiraz 2006 Front Label
Two Hands Sophie's Garden Shiraz 2006 Front Label

Two Hands Sophie's Garden Shiraz 2006

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Color: Almost black to the core, with a purple rim.

Aroma: A vibrant and aromatic bouquet with lifted tones of raspberries, plums, roasted meats and hints of mint and cedar.

Palate: Very powerful black fruits and dark chocolate flavors intermingled with an elegance that belies its powerful bouquet. The tannins are firm, balanced by the wines line and length - like structure. A wine of power and grace, that will reward over the longer term.

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WS 91
Wine Spectator
Silky, open-textured and utterly beguiling for its exuberant raspberry and plum fruit, sailing smoothly over the tannins in pinpoint balance. Picks up savory notes as the finish persists. Drink now through 2014. 180 cases imported.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Shiraz Sophie's Garden, sourced from Padthaway, delivers a complex bouquet of toasty oak, mineral, tar, black currant, and blueberry. Tightly wound but balanced on the palate, it will require 3-5 years to unwind and reveal its full potential. If this should occur, my score will seem conservative.
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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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