Two Hands Barney's Block Shiraz 2007
"Fleshy, palate-staining dark berry flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity and framed by velvety tannins...plush blueberry and floral pastille qualities and a strong kick of smoky Indian spices." Josh Raynolds
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Two Hands' Barney’s Block Shiraz 2007 yields from McMurtrie Road in South Australia's McLaren Vale. The 2007 vintage was aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months and was purchased in its original cases.
Two Hands was established by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz in 1999 in order to make the best possible Shiraz in Australia; and in just ten years their eclectically named wines have consistently won rave reviews. In fact, Two Hands Wines were listed in Wine Spectator's Top 100 for the last five years and Robert Parker further heaped the praise on, pronouncing Two Hands as "the finest negociant operation south of the equator."
"Opaque purple-colored, it offers up a captivating nose of sandalwood, incense, lavender, bacon, and blueberry. Velvety-textured, layered, and opulent (a rarity in this vintage), it has enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for 3-4 years." robertparker.com
"Intensely perfumed bouquet of red- and blackcurrant, cherry-cola, tobacco, licorice and cocoa powder. Fleshy, palate-staining dark berry flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity and framed by velvety tannins. Turns sweeter on the finish, which features plush blueberry and floral pastille qualities and a strong kick of smoky Indian spices." Josh Raynolds