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2004 Two Hands Shiraz Lily's Garden

  • 95 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 74638-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($60) Saturated violet. Smoky, chocolate-tinged blackberry and cassis on the nose, with accents of vanilla and fresh flowers. Firm and youthful, with dark berry flavors showing impressive sweetness and depth. Gains richness and volume with aeration, taking on a candied plum quality on the finish. Fine-grained tannins come up on the back end. A great combination of structure, power and sweet fruit. This was raised in 23% new American oak hogsheads but the wood influence is subtly sweet and not at all intrusive
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: July/August 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Even better than the Harry & Edward's Garden is the 2004 Shiraz Lily's Garden from McLaren Vale. With this cuvee, about 25% new American oak is added to the regime of French wood. Full-bodied with stunning, dusty, loamy soil characteristics interwoven with blackberry, cassis, cherry, and plum-like fruit, this rich, pure, intense Shiraz should be consumed over the next 10-12+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Lithe, almost elegant, with impressive depth of flavor and fine texture. The flavors center on blackberry, cherry, dried tomato, exotic spices and mineral notes as the finish sails on and on against refined tannins. 1,500 cases imported.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Full-bodied & powerful. Still tasted young; I|ll wait a while before I open more of this
    Author: Front Man
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

  • 487 bottles owned
  • 92 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 92 collectors)