Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Ares 2009

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Colour: Deep red and black with magenta rim Aroma: Bright and intense, volumes of rich berries, plums and maraschino ...

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Очень ровное благородное вино. Read more

Truly fabulous. got it as a gift. Great aroma of berries. Everything from color,clarity and texture is fantastic. This is an excdeptional wine that... Read more

This flagship Shiraz from Two Hands is a select blend of the finest barrels of from Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. A very limited production that... Read more

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Snooth User: Serg  Lyashenko
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/09/2013

Очень ровное благородное вино.


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Vintage: 2005 01/29/2010

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  • Snooth User: lankaman
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    Vintage: 2003 06/18/2007

    Truly fabulous. got it as a gift. Great aroma of berries. Everything from color,clarity and texture is fantastic. This is an excdeptional wine that is sure to please all.


    External Reviews for Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Ares

    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 04/23/2012

    This flagship Shiraz from Two Hands is a select blend of the finest barrels of from Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. A very limited production that's aged for 23 months in oak barrels including 12 months in 100% new French oak. The IWC scored it 94 points and Wine Spectator gave it 95 saying "Red Big and brawny, with a dense core of fresh blueberry, currant, raspberry and dusky spice flavors that sprawl over a layer of prickly tannins. It all melds together on the finish, shooting off sparks of espresso and licorice. The afterburners kick in and this sails off into a long coda. Needs time to soften. Shiraz. Best from 2011 through 2019." On Sale!


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

    "A loaded bouquet of fresh espresso


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 11/26/2009

    RP: 97+ Points WS: 96 Points ST: 94 Points


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 10/24/2011

    There are three "icon" wines in the portfolio. The opaque purple-colored 2006 Ares is a 100% Shiraz cuvee sourced from Barossa (77%) and McLaren Vale (23%) which received some "200% new oak" treatment. Following a barrel selection of the winery's best Shiraz (not all of which was in new oak), the wine spent its last 12 months of elevage in 100% new French barriques. It offers up a room-filling perfume of toasty oak, pencil lead, vanilla, pepper, sage, plum, and blueberry pie. Opulent and layered on the palate, this extracted, mouth-filling effort has tons of succulent fruit, savory flavors, and a very long, fruit-filled finish. It will reward 6-8 years of cellaring and have a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2031. Polished and generous. A plush mouthful of cherry, blackberry and creamy spice flavors that linger effortlessly on the long, open-textured finish. Theres power in this wine, but it lurks below the glassy, seamless surface, ready to g...


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    Vintage: 2005 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
    Vintage: 2005 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
    Vintage: 2005 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.


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    Colour: Deep red and black with magenta rim Aroma: Bright and intense, volumes of rich berries, plums and maraschino cherries. The aromas are continually evolving, also bringing cedary spice, subtle lavender, bitter chocolate, tar and fudge Palate: Currently very tight and restrained. 2009 brought wines of great flavour with elements of finesse and the 09 Ares is no exception. Juicy plums and blueberries dominate early to mid-palate, then underlying cedary chocolate notes emerge carrying the wine through to the late palate, tightening up again to a focused core of fruit, spice and tannin

    Colour: Deep red and black with magenta rim Aroma: Bright and intense, volumes of rich berries, plums and maraschino cherries. The aromas are continually evolving, also bringing cedary spice, subtle lavender, bitter chocolate, tar and fudge Palate: Currently very tight and restrained. 2009 brought wines of great flavour with elements of finesse and the 09 Ares is no exception. Juicy plums and blueberries dominate early to mid-palate, then underlying cedary chocolate notes emerge carrying the wine through to the late palate, tightening up again to a focused core of fruit, spice and tannin

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