Two Hands Ares -3xbt Fc 2005

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COLOUR Black to the core. AROMA Very complex amalgam of aromas such as; Licorice, tar, earth, cedar chocolate and the...

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The 2004 Shiraz Ares is spectacular. Aged 12 months in 100% new French oak, the Ares is produced from the finest 20 barrels from the Bella's Garden... Read more

Inky violet. Initially brooding, dense and chocolaty, then quickly unwinds to show the full range of dark fruit tones: boysenberry, mulberry, blueb... Read more

Rich and generous with its silky tannins and expressive black cherry, blackberry, huckleberry and meaty spice notes that flit through the long, rou... Read more

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  • External Reviews for Two Hands Ares -3xbt Fc

    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    The 2004 Shiraz Ares is spectacular. Aged 12 months in 100% new French oak, the Ares is produced from the finest 20 barrels from the Bella's Garden cuvee. Inky/blue/purple with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, black currants, licorice, and smoke, this is a full-bodied, super-rich, intense, fabulously pure, rich Shiraz with a multidimensional mid-palate as well as a 45+ second finish. It will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age, and should keep for 2-3 decades.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Inky violet. Initially brooding, dense and chocolaty, then quickly unwinds to show the full range of dark fruit tones: boysenberry, mulberry, blueberry, blackberry and cassis. A complicating note of smoked meat emerges with air, along with sexy oak spice (this was raised in 100% new French oak of fancy lineage) that adds a sweet impression but doesn't get in the way. Huge, mouthfilling, layered and rich but also remarkably fresh and vibrant, with the dark berry flavors joined by a brighter cherry quality that adds vibrancy and thrust. A powerful suggestion of exotic spicecake develops on the finish, which shows big but thoroughly buffered tannins. Amazing shiraz that should develop for many years to come.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Rich and generous with its silky tannins and expressive black cherry, blackberry, huckleberry and meaty spice notes that flit through the long, round, oak-scented finish. Has great vibrancy and detail, and the finish lingers for days. Shiraz. Drink now through 2020.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    01/04/2012

    A majestic wine thatrsquo;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.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    01/04/2012

    The 2005 Shiraz ldquo;Aresrdquo; is a glass-coating opaque purple. The nose delivers tar, scorched earth, saddle leather, blueberry, and a hint of chocolate. Opulent, layered, and intensely flavored, it has excellent integration of oak, tannin, and acidity and enough hidden structure to evolve for up to a decade. Drink this tasty Shiraz through 2025.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    01/04/2012

    Inky violet. Outrageously scented nose combines pungent floral, spice and mineral tones with kirsch, blackcurrant and blueberry aromas. Surprisingly zesty in the mouth, with vibrant red, black and blue fruit flavors sharpened by peppery minerality and sweetened by hints of floral pastille and mocha. Therersquo;s energy and cut here that reminded me of cabernet more than shiraz. The incisive finish features a dark berry skin tone and a bright jolt of cracked pepper. Can you call it a finish when it doesnrsquo;t stop? Twelftree says that his goal here was to make a 15-to-20-year wine.


    External Review
    10/16/2009

    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 licori... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Two Hands Shiraz Ares 750ml


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    09/16/2008

    Winemaker's Notes:

    COLOUR Black to the core. AROMA Very complex amalgam of aromas such as; Licorice, tar, earth, cedar chocolate and the blackest of fruits such as Boysenberry, blackberry and fresh prunes. PALATE 2005 has produced wines of stellar power and concentration whilst remaining perfectly balanced. The 2005 Ares is no exception. Incredibly viscous and concentrated with excellent poise and balance for such a powerful wine, the acid and tannins working in perfect harmony. The tannins are integrated throughout and will help the wine mature gracefully. WINEMAKING Crushed and fermented in 5-10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 7-21 days of maceration the dry free run is drained to tank, the wine is then racked to barrel. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Minimal fining and non filtered. MATURATION 22 months maturation with the final 12 months in 100% new French oak hogsheads. ANALYSIS Alc 15.4%, pH 3.2, Acidity 7.8 CELLAR POTENTIAL 20+ years if carefully cellared REGION Barossa Valley South Australia

    COLOUR Black to the core. AROMA Very complex amalgam of aromas such as; Licorice, tar, earth, cedar chocolate and the blackest of fruits such as Boysenberry, blackberry and fresh prunes. PALATE 2005 has produced wines of stellar power and concentration whilst remaining perfectly balanced. The 2005 Ares is no exception. Incredibly viscous and concentrated with excellent poise and balance for such a powerful wine, the acid and tannins working in perfect harmony. The tannins are integrated throughout and will help the wine mature gracefully. WINEMAKING Crushed and fermented in 5-10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 7-21 days of maceration the dry free run is drained to tank, the wine is then racked to barrel. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Minimal fining and non filtered. MATURATION 22 months maturation with the final 12 months in 100% new French oak hogsheads. ANALYSIS Alc 15.4%, pH 3.2, Acidity 7.8 CELLAR POTENTIAL 20+ years if carefully cellared REGION Barossa Valley South Australia

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