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Two Hands Shiraz Mclaren Vale Angels Share 2012
COLOR Deep red with a black core AROMA The bouquet is classic McLaren Vale showing notes of warm plums, blueberries, mulberry, mocha and subtle hints of coconut husk. TASTE Bold, rich and round. Crammed full of plummy fruit spice and Christmass cake. Finishes round, soft and cuddly yet very seductive. This wine is fun to drink now and will age well up to 10 years. Length/Type of Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into and fermented in five, seven and 10 ton open fermenters. During the peak of fermentation the batches received regular pump overs three times daily to extract color, flavor and tannin. The average time on skins was 16 days. Once the parcels were dry, the fermenters were drained off and the skins pressed, with the pressings combined with the free run. Afer 24 hours the individual batches were racked to barrel where malolactic fermentation proceeded. The final blend was lightly fined and unfiltered prior to bottling. Length/Type of Aging: Aged for 12 months in oak of which 12% was new AMerican and teh remainder in one to six year old French and American hogsheads.
External Reviews for Two Hands Shiraz Mclaren Vale Angels Share
"Quality without compromise" is the motto of the Two Hands winery and by the incredible response their wines have gotten in the few years they’ve been in operation, it appears that they’re living up to it. Raves from the likes of Harvey Steiman who said "Two Hands has become one of Australia’s powerhouse producers." and Robert Parker who said "These fairly priced, brilliant offerings are full of character and personality." Grapes are sourced from South Australia’s best growing regions as in the case of this Shiraz, all from the McLaren Vale. James Halliday in his Australian Wine Companion scored this 94 points and Wine Spectator scored it 92 points saying "Dark and dense in color, opening a bit in texture, with grippy tannins wound around a solid core of blackberry and red plum flavors, lingering on the expressive finish. Drink now through 2020." On Sale!
Dark and brooding, with blackberry, cherry and gentle spice flavors unfolding on the smooth, meaty frame. The finish persists against velvety tannins. Drink now through 2020.
Bright purple. Ripe, highly perfumed aromas of blueberry, cassis, smoky minerals and violet. Plush and sweet but focused, with a silken texture to its dark fruit and floral pastille flavors. Youthfully taut but promising, finishing with very good lift, soft tannins and lingering floral and spice notes.