Owen Bargreen Declares Two Trees One of the Great Houses of the Barossa Valley
Owen Bargreen recently posted a comprehensive article about Two Trees. He wrote, “One of the great houses of the Barossa Valley, Two Hands relies the talented Michael Twelftree, one of Australia’s iconic makers of Shiraz. The story of Two Hands dates back to 1999 when founders Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz sat at a friend’s engagement party and decided it was time to make their own wine and be judged by the world. We are all so glad that they did.”
Bargreen also reviewed three wines from the Two Hands portfolio.
“2018 Two Hands ‘Gnarly Dudes’ Shiraz- Aged for twelve months in French oak (13% new), the 2018 Two Hands ‘Gnarly Dudes’ Shiraz shows lovely kirsch cordial and shades of strawberry puree that come together alongside the smoky and earthy undertones on this exotic nose. The palate is dense, showing off its plush mouthfeel. Ripe red berries collide with minerals and shades of lavender on the palate. The combination of weight and length is awesome here. Drink 2020-2027- 91“
“2016 Two Hands ‘Hopes and Dreams’ Red Wine- The avenue that links the Two Hands winery to its vineyards is known as the Avenue of Hopes and Dreams, lined with 100 year old date palms. The wine is a blend of mostly Grenache and Shiraz, with small portions Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre. Dense, vibrant and simply marvelous, the 2016 ‘Hopes and Dreams’ reveals layers of black and blue fruits with creosote and damp stone undertones. This is a seriously good value that will cellar well for another decade. Drink 2020-2028- 92“
“2018 Two Hands ‘Angels’ Share’ Shiraz- The 2018 ‘Angels’ Share’ by Two Hands is a seriously good new wine by their talented winemaking team. The nose shows deep dark fruits with shades of blueberry compote and espresso bean that all mingle in the glass. The brightness of the wine is lovely as the soft texture entices. Blueberry pie and black licorice flavors connect well with the lovely mouthfeel and long finish. Outstanding in its youth, the ‘Angels’ Share’ will provide drinking enjoyment over the next seven to ten years. Drink 2020-2028- 92“