Two Hands Wines was founded in early 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. The original aim shared by Michael and Richard was to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized Shiraz growing regions throughout Australia. Their intention was, and still is, to showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional characteristics and allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines. Two Hands refers to the very personable approach taken with each parcel of grapes, no matter how big or small. The wines are carefully guided through the viticulture and winemaking process by Michael Twelftree.
Vanilla cream soda notes accent the plush and supple wild berry and plum flavors on a smooth, easy-drinking body, with hints of sarsaparilla and clove lingering on the finish. Drink now. 18,000 cases made. MW.- Wine Spectator Magazine 90 Points
In the same ballpark, the 2017 Shiraz Gnarly Dudes offers a complex, spicy bouquet of red and blue fruits, incense, cured ham, and hints of mint. It’s medium-bodied, rounded, and expansive, with a supple, soft texture, tons of personality, and a good finish. It’s not going to make old bones but has plenty to love. - Jeb Dunnuck 90 Points