Outstanding Reviews in Parker’s Wine Advocate
The latest issue of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate features a number of great reviews of Two Hands wines, with a Twelftree selection thrown in for good measure. Here are the reviews, by Singapore-based Master of Wine Lisa Perrotti-Brown, which appear in the Issue #219 (June 2015) of the Wine Advocate and online for subscribers at eRobertParker.com:
2013 Two Hands Shiraz Bella’s Garden
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz Bella’s Garden has wonderfully pure black and blue fruit notes of crushed blackberries, wild blueberries and cassis with nuances of black pepper, star anise, tar and cumin seed. Big, rich and concentrated in the mouth, the full-bodied palate bursts with peppered blackberry flavors supported by firm, grainy tannins and lively acidity, finishing with great persistence.
2014 Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz has a nose of ripe black plums, crushed blackcurrants and charcoal with hints of licorice and black earth. Full-bodied and packed with forward, expressive black fruits and anise-laced flavors, it has just enough rounded tannins and freshness to support the finish with good length. This wine offers a lot of character for this price point!
2013 Two Hands Shiraz Coach House Block
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2013 Shiraz Coach House Block has a lovely perfume of kirsch, blackberry tart, mocha, potpourri and sandalwood with suggestions of dusty earth and cinnamon stick. Big, full-on concentrated and very rich in the mouth, the youthful, muscular fruit has a great foundation of ripe, grainy tannins and enlivening acidity, finishing with wonderful persistence. Give it 3-5 more years before opening.
2012 Two Hands Grenache Aerope
Pale to medium garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Grenache Aerope offers an array of earth and berry preserves notes – tree bark, black soil, mulberries, dried plums and kirsch – with nuances of forest floor and cracked black pepper. Confirming this is a serious Grenache in the mouth, it gives all the silkiness and voluptuousness to be expected with complex earth, spice box and red fruit preserves layers before finishing with excellent persistence.
2012 Two Hands Shiraz Ares
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Secret Block Shiraz gives pronounced baked plums, blackcurrant cordial and blackberry pie notes with suggestions of dried mulberries, earth, eucalypt and Indian spices. Very powerful and full-bodied in the mouth, this wall of fruit on the palate has a good foundation of firm, chewy tannins and plenty of acidity to carry its weight through the long finish.
2012 Two Hands Twelftree Greenock Ebenezer Grenache Mataro
Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Twelftree Greenock Ebenezer Grenache Mataro has a very pretty nose of raspberry pie, kirsch, potpourri and Chinese five spice with a hint of tangerine peel. Full-bodied and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it fills the palate with tons of red berry preserves and exotic spices flavors, supported by silky tannins and enlivening acidity. The finish imparts lingering cinnamon and cloves notes.