Two Hands Harriet's Garden 2017

Adelaide Hills
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£28.50 per bottle
45 in stock

**Available for delivery August 2019**

Joe Czerwinski (robertparker.com) "Made with 20% whole bunches, the 2017 Harriet's Garden Shiraz shows some herbal-stemmy notes, hints of green peppercorn and vibrant raspberry fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with a ripe, creamy texture leading into a long, silky finish. It's a lovely blend of herbal-savory and ripe fruit that should drink well for up to a decade or so."

Taste & Aroma

Score:91

Made with 20% whole bunches, the 2017 Harriet's Garden Shiraz shows some herbal-stemmy notes, hints of green peppercorn and vibrant raspberry fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with a ripe, creamy texture leading into a long, silky finish. It's a lovely blend of herbal-savory and ripe fruit that should drink well for up to a decade or so.

Joe Czerwinski (robertparker.com)

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Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

For weightier style reds we recommend the Zalto Bordeaux glass, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wines depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhone style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay as well, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Two Hands Wines

Producer

Two Hands Wines, Marananga, Barossa Valley, South Australia

 

"Two Hands Wines have become a beacon for artisan, single vineyard Shiraz in Barossa Valley as well as other premier regions in South Australia. Winning admiration from leading critics around the globe such as Robert Parker, James Halliday and Jancis Robinson demonstrates that the wines are far from one-dimensional"

 

Two Hands Wines have become a beacon for artisan, single vineyard Shiraz in Barossa Valley as well as other premier regions in South Australia. Winning admiration from leading critics around the globe such as Robert Parker, James Halliday and Jancis Robinson demonstrates that the wines are far from one-dimensional in their outstanding balance, structure and elegance. Further testament of this came in 2012 when the estate was named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 for the 10th consecutive year.

Both from négociant fruit in McLaren Vale, The Lily’s Garden and Bella’s Garden Shiraz are single vineyards expression of Shiraz combining ripe black fruit wrapped in chocolate and smoky richness. Lily’s Garden is widely regarded as the more approachable of the two when young with Bella’s Garden having the staying power of a premium red Rhone, avoiding the often jammy character found in other examples from the region.

Taking things a notch higher is the Zippy’s Block 99% Shiraz, from a prime Barossa single vineyard boasting immense power and intensity. The 2005 vintage was awarded an outstanding 99 points from critic Jay Miller with an estimated drinking window of 20-25 years. Also part of the estate holdings, but managed separately, is the Branson Coach House that was purchased in 2001. Here the deep clay soils aid the ripening of mostly Shiraz fruit grown in rare single vineyard sites. The Shiraz has rich fruit with spicy notes on the finish in a hedonistic yet controlled delivery.

Two Hands were featured more times than any other producer on the Barossa Super 100 Classification, a list of some of the most highly regarded and collectable wines from Barossa drawn up by the Barossa Grape and Association, which saw its inaugural launch in 2019. Two hands have have an incredible eight wines on the list including their My Hands, which is one of only seven wines featured in the above $500 dollars category.

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Region

In South Australia on the coast you find the Adelaide Hills region, one of the highest and coolest regions in Australia. Within Adelaide Hills are two sub-regions, Piccadilly Valley and Lenswood, that are noted for their unique soils and micro-climates and with conditions in Piccadilly Valley being not too dissimilar from Champagne, not only does Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive here, but various other cool climate varieties such as Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Not only home to such producers as Shaw & Smith who take advantage of the cool, micro-climate of Lenswood to produce Chardonnay that rivals some of the best produced in Burgundy, Petaluma who also source grapes from Clare Valley and Coonawarra but are based in Adelaide Hills and use the unique conditions found here to produce high quality Shiraz and Chardonnay, but also a source of grapes for such iconic producers as Penfolds.

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