Two Hands

Angels' Share McLaren Vale Shiraz

9.0549 ratings
9.051 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of fresh berry fruits, cigar box spice and earthy mineral notes. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & black cherry with hints of dried spices. Good balance with slightly firm tannins, opened quickly, and lively acidity. Long finish, complex ending with oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz!

Deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of fresh berry fruits, cigar box spice and earthy mineral notes. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & black cherry with hints of dried spices. Good balance with slightly firm tannins, opened quickly, and lively acidity. Long finish, complex ending with oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz!

Mar 11th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of fresh berry fruits, cigar box spice and earthy mineral notes. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & black cherry with hints of dried spices. Good balance with slightly firm tannins, opened quickly, and lively acidity. Long finish, complex ending with oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz!

Deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of fresh berry fruits, cigar box spice and earthy mineral notes. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & black cherry with hints of dried spices. Good balance with slightly firm tannins, opened quickly, and lively acidity. Long finish, complex ending with oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz!

Feb 13th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of fresh berry fruits, cigar box spice and earthy mineral notes. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & black cherry with hints of dried spices. Good balance with slightly firm tannins, opened quickly, and lively acidity. Long finish, complex ending with oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz!

Deep Ruby, purple edges, with aromas of fresh berry fruits, cigar box spice and earthy mineral notes. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & black cherry with hints of dried spices. Good balance with slightly firm tannins, opened quickly, and lively acidity. Long finish, complex ending with oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz!

Feb 9th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep dark red, purple edges, with aromas of fresh berry fruits, cigar box spice and earthy mineral notes. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & black cherry with hints of dried spices. Good balance with slightly firm tannins and lively acidity. Long finish, complex ending with oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz!

Deep dark red, purple edges, with aromas of fresh berry fruits, cigar box spice and earthy mineral notes. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & black cherry with hints of dried spices. Good balance with slightly firm tannins and lively acidity. Long finish, complex ending with oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz!

Nov 29th, 2020
Justin Bothur

Plum, fennel, blackberry, fresh wet potting soil. Evidence of creamy oak. Restrained in alcohol and power for Shiraz.

Plum, fennel, blackberry, fresh wet potting soil. Evidence of creamy oak. Restrained in alcohol and power for Shiraz.

May 9th, 2020
"Odedi"

Dark purple in color with a short reddish/ brick rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, cooked plums, dried fruits, raisins, cedar, leather, light vanilla, tobacco, spice box, espresso, chocolates, spices, mocha, coke, graphite and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long lasting legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate, with blackberries, plums, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, peppercorn and earth.

Long finish with round tannins and a touch of orange peel.

This 7 year old Australian Shiraz is drinking so nicely now. The alcohol is well integrated with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Rich and fruit forward. Chewy and enjoyable even by itself.

Wine Spectator 90 points.

Good right out of the bottle and shows more complexity after an hour of airtime.

A delicious wine with a teeth staining color. Loved smelling on it. Peaking now.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$30.

Dark purple in color with a short reddish/ brick rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, cooked plums, dried fruits, raisins, cedar, leather, light vanilla, tobacco, spice box, espresso, chocolates, spices, mocha, coke, graphite and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long lasting legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate, with blackberries, plums, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, peppercorn and earth.

Long finish with round tannins and a touch of orange peel.

This 7 year old Australian Shiraz is drinking so nicely now. The alcohol is well integrated with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Rich and fruit forward. Chewy and enjoyable even by itself.

Wine Spectator 90 points.

Good right out of the bottle and shows more complexity after an hour of airtime.

A delicious wine with a teeth staining color. Loved smelling on it. Peaking now.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$30.

Apr 20th, 2020
Randy Fuller

This wine offers a nose of black and blue berries, shoe leather and a hint of black olives. It’s a deep, rich bouquet. The flavors are similarly dark, with berries leading the way again. Black pepper and a nutmeg note also appear, with the fruit staying long on the finish. There is a good tannic structure, easily enough for a steak or beef stew. The oak regimen was nearly all used barrels, so the oak effect is quite nice, not a bit overdone.

This wine offers a nose of black and blue berries, shoe leather and a hint of black olives. It’s a deep, rich bouquet. The flavors are similarly dark, with berries leading the way again. Black pepper and a nutmeg note also appear, with the fruit staying long on the finish. There is a good tannic structure, easily enough for a steak or beef stew. The oak regimen was nearly all used barrels, so the oak effect is quite nice, not a bit overdone.

Feb 9th, 2020
Randy Fuller

This wine is inky dark in the glass and offers up a brawny nose of blackberry, plum and a smidge of tar. Cola and tea notes also appear. The palate shows dark fruit layered with savory spices and mint. The tannic structure is firm, but not overbearing, and the sip finishes dark and medium long.

This wine is inky dark in the glass and offers up a brawny nose of blackberry, plum and a smidge of tar. Cola and tea notes also appear. The palate shows dark fruit layered with savory spices and mint. The tannic structure is firm, but not overbearing, and the sip finishes dark and medium long.

Oct 7th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep dark red with aromas of fresh beery fruits with an earthy mineral expression. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & blueberry with hints of dried cherry. Well balanced with slightly firm tannins and lively acidity. Lingering finish ending complex with gentle oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz! Tasting Sample!

Deep dark red with aromas of fresh beery fruits with an earthy mineral expression. On the palate rich ripe fruit, blackberry & blueberry with hints of dried cherry. Well balanced with slightly firm tannins and lively acidity. Lingering finish ending complex with gentle oak, herb, mineral and earthy character. Will improve with short term aging, but don’t wait too long as you might be disappointed! Very nice Shiraz! Tasting Sample!

Apr 12th, 2019
William Hughes

Great Odin’s Raven! Every bottle of this high quality, yet entry level Two Hands Shiraz, gets better than the last!
No longer that familiar black-purple ink color, rather the bricking is now a fine garnet. I could smell this all day! Aromas of tar, creosote, black plum, stewed blackberries, and a high end of wildflowers. Tar, olive juice, dark fruits with a touch of citrus oil all wonderfully mixed. I certainly think the screwcap helped the longevity, but the balance of acidity and silken tannins did their parts well.

Great Odin’s Raven! Every bottle of this high quality, yet entry level Two Hands Shiraz, gets better than the last!
No longer that familiar black-purple ink color, rather the bricking is now a fine garnet. I could smell this all day! Aromas of tar, creosote, black plum, stewed blackberries, and a high end of wildflowers. Tar, olive juice, dark fruits with a touch of citrus oil all wonderfully mixed. I certainly think the screwcap helped the longevity, but the balance of acidity and silken tannins did their parts well.

Mar 8th, 2019