Made only in Exceptional Vintages | 95 Points – Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Reserve 2004

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95 Points: Made only in Exceptional Years| Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Reserve 2004

Two Hands Wines

Wild Duck Creek is a small family-run winery situated 8km west of Heathcote in Victoria, where David (aka ‘Duck’) and Diana Anderson planted the first vines in 1979. Traditional winemaking methods including hand-picking, open fermentationhand-plungingbasket-pressing, and long-term barrel-ageingare fostered, as is the use biodynamic principles on its own vineyards. The Andersons remain adamant however, that it’s still the vineyard and site selection especially, that produce the great wines of Wild Duck Creek.

The Wine

 Shiraz Reserve is a wine of great depth and complexity. Only pristine fruit from its three best Shiraz sites go into this wine. Typically taken from ultra-low yielding patches making up only 1,500 litres per hectare, Shiraz Reserve offers a wine of immense intensity without the heaviness typically associated with such a wine. Matured in predominately new French oak for 26 months prior to bottling, Shiraz Reserve is a wine crafted to be consumed up to 25 years after its vintage.

When Wild Duck Creek didn’t make enough wines and pulled out of the US market, there were an army of wailing WDC admirers – namely wine writers, high-end restaurateurs and fine wine retailers who couldn’t get enough of the USD300 per bottle Shiraz. One such admirer was the team at the much-read Wine Advocate….

The 2004 Shiraz Reserve was aged in 100% new French oak hogsheads for 20 months. The alcohol is a mere 15.5%, but the wine is gorgeously pure revealing a quintessential black raspberry and creme de cassis purity and richness that must be smelled, tasted, and evaluated to be believed. Huge extract, massive tannin, and a stunningly long, 45 second plus finish suggest this impeccably well-balanced Shiraz will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and last for 15 or more.” ~ Wine Advocate 95 Points

Michael Twelftree

Deep purple-red; rich and luscious; very ripe fruit with blackberry confit flavours; soft tannins, and it’s easy to see why it has such appeal in the US. This is not to denigrate its appeal in Australia, either.

James Halliday 95 Points

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Ares

Stunning wine, drinking gorgeously at 13 years old. Heathcote is renowned for its quality & this ably demonstrates all the reasons why. There’s a distinct ripeness of fruit typical of Australian Shiraz, but somehow this wine remains balanced & fresh in spite of its 13 years – characteristics of a great wine.

Pure Quality.

Pronounced aroma intensity. Black cherries, cassis, kirsch. Leather, meat & prune. Not produced every year, this wine represents the best fruit from the best years. NOT USD300….

The price is RM 359/bottle….or

RM345/bottle for 2 bottles or more

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Flagship Wine from Two Hands Winery | 98 Points – Ares Shiraz 2005

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Two Hands Winery’s Flagship Wine | 98 Points – Ares Shiraz 2005 

Two Hands Wines

 Two Hands was founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree. Two Hands was set up with the intention of showcasing the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional characteristics and allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines. Michael personally guides the wines through the viticulture and winemaking process and the name Two Hands, refers to the very intimate and personal approach taken with each parcel of grapes.

That approach has brought global recognition, Two Hands was named in theWine Spectator’s annual Top 100 for the 11th timean honor no other winery has achieved.

The Wine

We present the ultimate wine from Two Hands Winery, their flagship wine – the Ares Shiraz 2005 which scored a mighty 98 points from Wine Spectator!

“A majestic wine that’s tremendously aromatic and dense in texture, but amazingly refined. Delineates its ripe plum, blueberry and currant flavors with precision, shading the fruit with nuances of coffee and dark chocolate, hinting at smoke and licorice as the finish laps at the palate like the shore of a deep lake. Shiraz. Best from 2010 through 2020.” – Wine Spectator

Each year, every one of the 1,500 barrels of Shiraz is tasted in the search for the very finest cuvée to represent Ares, the pinnacle of Two Hand’s Shiraz production. The handful of barrels that make it through are matured for 24 months in new and one year old French oak, and re-tasted again and again to ensure only the best make the final blend. A statuesque, powerful and deeply flavoured wine that combines elegance and vivacity.

Michael Twelftree

Winemaking for me is a labour of love, a passion, and a craft.  I have walked every vineyard, made every picking decision and tasted every individual barrel of each wine we’ve ever produced. I can’t imagine there are too many winery owners around the world that take the pursuit of quality that personally
MICHAEL TWELFTREE

All great wines are produced from the foolproof formula of investing a great deal of effort and time, and the Two Hands Ares Shiraz is the pinnacle output of Michael Twelftree’s sweat and blood

Aside from Wine Spectator, Ares Shiraz 2005 also earned a full round of applause from other critics with Robert Parker dishing out 95 points and Stephen Tanzer similarly giving it 95 Points, and describing the length of the finish with high praise:

“…outrageously scented nose combines pungent floral, spice and mineral tones with kirsch, blackcurrant… excellent integration of oak, tannin and enough hidden structure to evolve for more than a decade… can you call it a finish when it doesn’t stop?”.

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Ares

Wines as good as the Ares Shiraz 2005 are produced once in a blue moon98 Points is almost perfection in a bottle and if Barossa Valley Shiraz is your style, then this should not be passed up.

The 12 bottles of Ares Shiraz 2005 are ready-to-drinkwithout further need for cellaring, making it even more appealing. Whether for your own drinking pleasure or as a gift, it comes with a well-crafted wooden gift box fitting for its status as one of Australia’s Top Drops.

The price is RM 429 per bottle, great price for a wine this quality – while stocks last.

*Free Delivery within Klang Valley for 6 bottles or spend of RM375 (whichever comes first). For self-pickup, please email us for arrangements at sales@fermentedgj.com

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