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2002 Two Hands Shiraz Samantha's Garden

  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
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SKU: 94369-2002-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Bright and tangy, generous with its blackberry, floral and mineral flavors, hinting at mint as the flavors mingle on the impressively long, lively finish. Needs time to settle down.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2009
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2002 Shiraz Samantha's Garden (300 cases) emerges from a 35-year-old vineyard in Armargh. Aged 17 months in old French hogsheads, it reveals a deep saturated purple color along with a gorgeous nose of acacia flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, cherries, and lavender. Full-bodied, rich, and elegant as well as powerful, it should drink well for 5-7 years.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2011
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    This is the first vintage of Samanth's and now represents Two Hand?s top of the line Shiraz from Clare Valley. Raised in old French oak, the wine is darkly colored with purple at the edges. A very full and intriguing nose of sage (a dead ringer for Thanksgiving stuffing), tart apple, black pepper, grapefruit, and high toned plum. Excessively acidic (many of Two Hands? wines strike me as excessively acidified) with only moderate tannins that seem stronger due to the acidity. Great nose but the wine fails to deliver on the palate. Plenty of cellaring may aid this wine but it is a gamble.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2015
    Author: Daniel B
The "two hands" are Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz, who formed the company in 1999 with the clear objective of making the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized regions within Australia. In 2000 they started with just 17 tons of fruit from the McLaren Vale and Padthaway wine regions. From the beginning the wines were very well received at home and abroad, with a healthy stream of reviews, culminating in 2004 with Robert Parker pronouncing Two Hands as "the finest negociant operation south of the equator."

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 84 bottles owned
  • 22 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 22 collectors)