Two Hands Lily's Garden Shiraz, McLaren Vale
Michael Twelftree’s process-driven style of winemaking has successfully demonstrated regionality within Australian Shiraz for many years with the Garden Series. Carefully selected fruit from mainly Blewitt Springs and McLaren Flat in McLaren Vale, minimal fining and filtration and the use of French and American oak has produced a wine of richness and density that can be cellared for over a decade.
The 2005 Shiraz “Lily’s Garden” from McLaren Vale has a splendid nose of cedar, scorched earth, violets, spice box, saddle leather, and blueberry pie. Rich and super-concentrated, it has layers of ripe flavors, a soft blanket of tannins, and terrific complexity. This surprisingly elegant Shiraz will evolve for 8-10 years and drink well through 2025.
94 Points, Jay Miller, Wine Advocate
Dark purple. Fresh red and dark berry aromas are accented by sexy floral and mineral nuances. This suave, silky midweight features luscious raspberry and blueberry flavors brightened by zesty minerality and firmed by youthful tannins. A subtle vanilla note come up on the finish, which features powerful red and blue fruit flavors, a velvety texture and excellent persistence.
93 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (July 2007)
Ripe and generous, with a remarkably open texture for a wine so rich in flavor. The beautifully delineated blackberry, black cherry and anise flavors sail on through the long, long finish.
94 points, Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator (May 2007)
Deep colour, though slightly less purple than Bella's Garden; powerful, strongly regional style, dark chocolate and earth intermingling with blackberry fruit; firm but not rough tannins.
94 points, James Halliday (September 2006)