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Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2011
Wine Spectator 89
"Fresh and tight, with firm tannins around blackberry and tobacco flavors, picking up hints of exotic spice as the finish fades slightly. Best from 2014 through 2018. 14,000 cases made."

Robert Parker 88
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz gives a lovely mulberry and pepper character with an underlying savory / smoked bacon suggestion. Medium to full-bodied with a good amount of juicy berry and spice flavors and balanced acid, it is ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#13277
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Wine Spectator 89
"Fresh and tight, with firm tannins around blackberry and tobacco flavors, picking up hints of exotic spice as the finish fades slightly. Best from 2014 through 2018. 14,000 cases made."

Robert Parker 88
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz gives a lovely mulberry and pepper character with an underlying savory / smoked bacon suggestion. Medium to full-bodied with a good amount of juicy berry and spice flavors and balanced acid, it is softly structured, finishing medium to long with some anise coming through. Drinking well now, it should keep to 2016"

"Colour: Deep red, black core. Aroma: From a milder, wetter year this wine displays great finesse. A beautiful array of lifted red fruits, including a touch of cranberry and soft jellies, subtle spice and graphite with subtle cedar and tobacco lying underneath. Palate: A touch bolder on the palate, moving into more purple/black fruits spectrum. The fruit runs through the palate supported by fine tannins and subtle oak. The soft yet tight acid gives great vitality and length.
WINEMAKING
The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in three, five, seven and 10 tonne open top vessels. Regular pump overs three times daily were performed during the peak of fermentation to extract flavours, colour and tannins. At pressing, the free run and pressings were combined to tank, then racked to barrel for oak maturation where malolactic fermentation occurred. All batches were kept separate and blended just prior to bottling. " ~ Winery notes
About Two Hands Wines
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, after a modest $30k investment and starting with just 17 tonnes of fruit. The journey had started.

Michael's wine contacts in the US and UK helped launch the brand and favourable critical reaction put Two Hands in the spotlight soon after. The early success helped Two Hands gradually increase production and venture out to launch the full Garden Series with the 2003 vintage, something truly unique in Australia. Gnarly Dudes joined its stablemate Angels' Share in the Picture Series, and the portfolio was starting to take shape. Later that year, Michael was driving down a dusty track in the Western Ranges of the Barossa Valley and first saw the run down uninhabited cottage next to the Marananga Creek that was to become the home of Two Hands – Kraehe House. Michael's vision was to reflect the Barossa heritage with the sandstone frontage and verandah, but create something modern and luxurious on the inside: the Cellar Door and Bakehouse opened in December 2003 just in time for Christmas and turned local hospitality on its head – anyone could walk in and taste Flagship Shiraz Ares, no matter where they were from or if they had money to spend.
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Under rated - fairly priced
"Full and long. Lots of fruit. One of my favorite Aussie Shiraz"
Posted byDon on Mar 27, 2015
Posted byWallace on Jun 5, 2015Verified Purchase
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