Two Hands

Lily's Garden McLaren Vale Shiraz

9.1163 ratings
8.924 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 with aromas of berry fruit and herb pepper spice with floral and earthy notes, sat on French oak for 18 mos (10% new). On the palate cherry and blueberry flavors, citrus, tea, herb spice, oak and earthy notes. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, good balance, well structured on long finish ending with earthy mineral tones. A powerhouse that will cellar well. Nice!

Deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruit and herb pepper spice with floral and earthy notes, sat on French oak for 18 mos (10% new). On the palate cherry and blueberry flavors, citrus, tea, herb spice, oak and earthy notes. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, good balance, well structured on long finish ending with earthy mineral tones. A powerhouse that will cellar well. Nice!

Dec 5th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruit and herb pepper spice with floral and earthy notes, sat on French oak for 18 mos (10% new). On the palate cherry and blueberry flavors, citrus, tea, herb spice, oak and earthy notes. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, good balance, well structured on long finish ending with earthy mineral tones. A powerhouse that will cellar well. Nice!

Deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruit and herb pepper spice with floral and earthy notes, sat on French oak for 18 mos (10% new). On the palate cherry and blueberry flavors, citrus, tea, herb spice, oak and earthy notes. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, good balance, well structured on long finish ending with earthy mineral tones. A powerhouse that will cellar well. Nice!

Nov 30th, 2020
Chris McClellan

Big bold delicious with blackberry and blueberry. Minty notes, medicinal, with smoke/vanilla/toast, and some tertiary notes of leather and peppercorn. Tannins smooth, easy to drink...its very tasty, but just too much alcohol in the end..no doubt a long finish, but with that finish, I could blow fire...

Big bold delicious with blackberry and blueberry. Minty notes, medicinal, with smoke/vanilla/toast, and some tertiary notes of leather and peppercorn. Tannins smooth, easy to drink...its very tasty, but just too much alcohol in the end..no doubt a long finish, but with that finish, I could blow fire...

Nov 1st, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Aromas of berry fruit and pepper spice with floral notes. On the palate Cherry and Blueberry flavors, citrus tea, spice, oak and earthy notes. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, good balance, well structured on lingering finish ending with earthy mineral tones. A powerhouse that will cellar well. Tasting Sample. Nice!

Aromas of berry fruit and pepper spice with floral notes. On the palate Cherry and Blueberry flavors, citrus tea, spice, oak and earthy notes. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, good balance, well structured on lingering finish ending with earthy mineral tones. A powerhouse that will cellar well. Tasting Sample. Nice!

Mar 28th, 2019
Ron R
9.4

Haven’t been down under for a while. This is really nice, tho. Nice nose of treacle toffee and coffee grinds. The palate displays a deep reduction, complimented by violets and balsamic notes. Picks up intensity and urgency. 12 years in - very cool.

Haven’t been down under for a while. This is really nice, tho. Nice nose of treacle toffee and coffee grinds. The palate displays a deep reduction, complimented by violets and balsamic notes. Picks up intensity and urgency. 12 years in - very cool.

Mar 9th, 2019
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.8

After 17 years the oak has not integrated. Smells of wood and tastes of wood.

After 17 years the oak has not integrated. Smells of wood and tastes of wood.

Jan 28th, 2018
Jeremiah Allen

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Jan 12th, 2018
Danny Miller

One of the best shiraz's I've ever had. Depth, flavor, everything.

One of the best shiraz's I've ever had. Depth, flavor, everything.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2017
Christine Havens

I've been longing to try the Two Hands wines, so you can imagine my joy in coming across this Lily's Garden Shiraz 2014. The nose explodes with juicy blueberries and ripe boysenberries followed by a lovely lingering top note of violets, anise and eucalyptus. My scrawled notes read, "a pleasure bomb" which differs from a fruit bomb in that all the elements here are in check. The core is incredibly silky, satiny and almost creamy with sumptuous black fruit, but it's well balanced structurally and in terms of acid.

I've been longing to try the Two Hands wines, so you can imagine my joy in coming across this Lily's Garden Shiraz 2014. The nose explodes with juicy blueberries and ripe boysenberries followed by a lovely lingering top note of violets, anise and eucalyptus. My scrawled notes read, "a pleasure bomb" which differs from a fruit bomb in that all the elements here are in check. The core is incredibly silky, satiny and almost creamy with sumptuous black fruit, but it's well balanced structurally and in terms of acid.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2016
Benjamin Hickey

Rich plum and earth, very intense. Big oak

Rich plum and earth, very intense. Big oak

1 person found it helpfulSep 15th, 2014