2018 Two Hands Barossa Gnarly Dudes Shiraz

2018 Two Hands Barossa Gnarly Dudes Shiraz

93 Points John Caro
2018 Two Hands Barossa Gnarly Dudes Shiraz
93 Points John Caro

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Able to get their hands on the best fruit year in year out, experts Two Hands always deliver quality and style. This Gnarly Dudes Shiraz is full-bodied and intense but with real complexity and a sort of 'open architecture' style of expression, with black fruits and fine tannins supporting a miriad of herbal, spicy, licorice and earth characters. Intense and energetic, excellent food Shiraz.

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$34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle




Its Origins

The two hands label is derived by the hands of South Australian businessmen Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. Michael laid the foundation of Two Hands through his extensive extensive experience in marketing Australian wine in the US (for other producers). On the principle that if big is good, bigger is better, the style of the wines has been aimed squarely at the palate of the American palate and the American wine critics- especially Robert Parker Jr and Wine Spectators Harvey Steiman. Grapes are sourced from the Barossa Valley (where the business has 15ha of shiraz), McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek and Padthaway. The emphasis of the wines is on sweet fruit and soft tannin structure, all signifying the precise marketing strategy of what is a very successful business.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on previous 2018 vintage

"Notes of black cherry, fresh blackberry, fresh lavender, pastry crust, and dark chocolate. Hits the palate with vibrancy and pop. Bright berry notes dance across the palate. Medium to full bodied with richness of fruit balanced by bright refreshing acidity. Tannins are prominent but melt beautifully into a wall of fruit. Finished with a lovely long palate, accented by notes of red licorice, lavender, and dark chocolate with a creamy texture from lees contact."

94/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin (2017 vintage)

"Quintessentially Barossan, yet with a deft foot on a pedal that too often strays into excess. Not here. Boysenberry, smoked meat, fruitcake spice and dried fig to pan forte complexity. Yet a gentle reductive clench and smoked meat barrel ferment tone serve as a brake, corralling the jubilance into a peppery line of pulse and length."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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