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Two Hands Lily's Garden Shiraz

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Someone must have green fingers because Lily’s Garden is blooming with ripe Shiraz grapes that typify the McLaren Vale. Stun your friends at your next barbecue with this supremely slurpable Shiraz that will have everyone clamouring for more. Surprisingly finessed for the Vale it’s an elegant nose of red fruits and peppery spice with a savoury edge and a hint of choc vanilla. It’s a vibrant wine with firm tannins, hints of mocha and oak.

Winemaker's Notes

Crushed into and fermented in open top fermenters varying in size from three to 10 tonne capacity. Regular pump overs occurred three daily during the peak of fermentation to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Following an average of 12 days of maceration, the dry free run was drained to tank and the skins pressed to the same tank. After 24 hours, the wine was racked to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. Minimal fining and unfiltered.


Appearance: Black core, deep red rim.

Nose: Leaping out of the glass, this wine’s aromas are vibrant and inviting. It’s full of mocha, spice, subtle vanilla and kirsch with dark chocolate, black olives and satsuma plums.

Palate: Juicy, yet tight from the get go with plenty of life through the palate. Full of plums, spice, subtle black olives and chocolate with long fine tannins.

Cellaring: Now to 2025.

Alcohol: 15.2%

expert reviews about

Two Hands Lily's Garden Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Deeply coloured, and offering an array of ripe black fruits, licorice, bitter chocolate and some sappy complexity; the palate is medium to full-bodied, fleshy, and showing fresh acidity, and is ultimately in complete harmony and balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2025
Australian Wine Companion 2012
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Dense crimson-purple; a very different bouquet to Bella's Garden; spice, dark chocolate and licorice aromas and flavours, McLaren Vale showing its special ability to carry high alcohol better than most other regions.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Unflinchingly in the biggest is best camp; deeply coloured, with luscious, mouthfilling black fruits and dark chocolate; demands that you share the bottle with three others and order a thick rump steak. Not my style, but well made.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has more texture and definition than the Angel's Share, the common feature being the sweet fruit (plus oak, of course).
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Deep colour, though slightly less purple than Bella's Garden; powerful, strongly regional style, dark chocolate and earth intermingling with blackberry fruit; firm but not rough tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Dense colour; gloriously generous blackberry and dark chocolate fruit; firm structure and tannin backbone.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Potent but smooth, velvety black fruits and dark chocolate; excellent tannins and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
95
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Medium to full-bodied; savoury, earthy, bitter chocolate, mint and blackberry flavours; fine-grained tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the clean and ripe spice, plum and black chocolate aromas of the bouquet lead into a lush, juicy palate which does not, however, go over the top; nice wine. Sourced from McLaren Vale.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
91

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