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Two Hands Shiraz Coach House 2009Two Hands Shiraz Coach House 2009
mb7329394$95.70
Size: 750ml.
Country: Australia

WS 95 WA 96 IWC 94


Machine picked fruit. Fruit was crushed and de-stemmed into open top fermenters. Time on skins varied from 9 to 21 days. At pressing, all free run and pressings are combined in tank and matured together.

Colour: Very deep black in colour.
Aroma: An interesting bouquet that displays a gentle perfume of aniseed, roasted nuts, lavender, mineral, earth, tar and espresso.
Palate: A big, even and persistent coating entry of pure fruit weight. Rounded purple to black fruits that continue on an extended and long finish, with a wealth of classy tannins that make the finish very soft, rounded and balanced.

Reviews:

"Plush in texture, lavishly oaked and resonant with gorgeous black cherry, plum and licorice flavors that glide smoothly over polished tannins and linger impressively on the long, generous finish. Defines power with finesse. Drink now through 2020. 400 cases made. –HS" -Rated 95, Wine Spectator

"The purple/black-colored 2006 Shiraz Coach House Block Roennfeldt Road exhibits a brooding bouquet of blue and black fruits, Asian spices, and toasty oak. Supple, ripe, and more forward than the Zippy’s Block, this layered, pleasure-bent wine can be enjoyed now but will evolve for several more years. It should provide pleasure through 2021. Two Hands is a negociant operation run impeccably by Michael Twelftree. It reflects the best that can be sourced from all over South Australia. The packaging provides some serious design competition to the Dan Philips R Wine portfolio. The Garden Series is Shiraz sourced from a wide range of South Australia vineyards and line-priced at $60." -Rated 96, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

" Opaque ruby. Deeply concentrated and youthfully brooding on the nose, with a slow-to-open bouquet of dark berry preserves, hot asphalt, cured tobacco, spicecake and crystallized flowers. Juicy blackberry, cassis and cherry-cola flavors are deepened by bitter chocolate and candied licorice, yet maintain improbable clarity. Manages to be deep and lively at once, and offers outstanding finishing clarity, energy and clinging persistence. There's no excess fat or warmth here, despite the fact that this weighs in at almost 17% alcohol. Pretty impressive." -Rated 94, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar