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2015 Two Hands Yacca Block Eden Valley Shiraz

2015 Two Hands Yacca Block Eden Valley Shiraz

'It has that Eden Valley ability to transcend the here and now to look into the future without conscious thought.'
97 Points - James Halliday

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14.2%
Cellar to 2028
Screw Cap
Eden Valley
2015
750ml
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$99.99
14.2%
Cellar to 2028
Screw Cap
Eden Valley
2015
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • The Two Hands philosophy revolves around producing wines that reflect their origin and show the characteristics associated with the regions and sites from where the fruit is sourced.

    Minimal intervention and oak handling thereafter allow the character of the fruit to shine through. Six months after vintage, every barrel in the winery is blind tasted by owner Michael Twelftree and Winemaker Ben Perkins and given a classification grade associated with its place in the Two Hands portfolio: from A+ to D (and anything C or below not used in Two Hands final production). With this focus on detail, it means only the best barrels make it through and quality is maintained even in the toughest vintages, albeit at lower quantities.

    Perched high up on the hillside of the Eden Valley, the beautifully positioned vineyard on Menglers Hill, is surrounded by ancient Yaccas. The soil here is a mix of both quartz and ironstone and the vineyard's high altitude allows for slow ripening that leads to a very soft and elegant Shiraz.

  • Perched high up on the hillside of the Eden Valley, this beautifully positioned vineyard is surrounded by ancient Yaccas. The soil here is a mix of both quartz and ironstone and the vineyard’s high altitude allows for slow ripening that leads to a very soft and elegant Shiraz.

    10% whole bunch, 40% whole berry, 50% crush and de-stemmed into open top fermenter. Time on skins 15 days with fermentation lasting 10 days. Hand plunged three times daily at pressings, all free run and pressings were combined into tank then racked off gross lees into oak where malolactic fermentation occurred. Bottled with minimal fining and without filtration. 19 months in 1-5 year old French oak puncheons & hogsheads.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Deep dark red hues, with notes of black cherry, blueberry, green and black peppercorn, cut flowers, green tobacco and fresh hung meat. It hits the palate with plenty of vibrant primary fruits black cherry and blueberry complimented by fresh acidity. Medium to full-bodied, tightly coiled with plenty of reserved power. Chalky, savoury tannins roll through the mid-palate with a finish that is accented with complexing notes of spice, pepper and freshly cut flower. The finish is very long and refined.

  • The idea for Two Hands was born in September 1999 when founders Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz sat at a friend’s engagement party and decided it was time to make their own wine and market it on the world stage. The original aim was, and still is, to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized growing regions throughout Australia. With so much Australian wine being sold around the globe under multi-region labels in a formulaic style, the intention was to break the mould and showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional and vineyard characteristics by allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines. Two Hands’ first vintage was in 2000, starting with just 17 tonnes of fruit. The journey had started. Today, Two Hands is owned by Michael Twelftree, together with Colorado native Tim Hower. With regards to their winemaking style, Two Hands strive to produce wines that reflect their origin, meaning that they show the characteristics associated with the regions and vineyard sites from where the fruit was sourced. Fruit is the primary feature of the wines, supported by the tannin and acid structure. Minimal intervention and oak handling allow the character of the fruit to shine through. Six months after vintage, every barrel in the winery is blind tasted by Michael and Winemaker Ben Perkins and given a classification grade associated with its place in the Two Hands portfolio: from A+ to D (and anything C or below not used in Two Hands final production). With this focus on detail, it means only the best barrels make it through and quality is maintained even in the toughest vintages, albeit at lower quantities.

  • 97 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Another very different wine: it's savoury, intense and mouthwatering, the tannins with feet all of their own. It steps lightly, with red and black fruits and has that Eden Valley ability to transcend the here and now to look into the future without conscious thought.

    96 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Oh this is nicely made. There's very little in the way of new oak, plenty of thick ripe tannin, boysenberry and blackberry, a bit of dark chocolate, spice and dried herb perfume. Intensity of flavour, balanced acidity and alcohol, and heaps of length. Has richness of fruit, but keeps itself complex and savoury too. Top shelf.'