Two Hands Angels' Share Shiraz 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $39.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $29.99
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Item No. 108815
  • WS92
  • JH92
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Angels' Share refers to the small amount of wine that evaporates from oak barrels during maturation. Medieval winemakers assumed that angels watched over the wines, and that they took their share. Selected from parcels of exceptional McLaren Vale fruit, this wine is made in a true Australian style and will appeal to both angels and mortals alike.

The color is a beautiful black with deep magenta hues.

On the nose, coming from a very good year, upon release this wine is very restrained and elegant. Spicy red fruits, subtle char and pepper with underlying charcuterie, grilled meats and soft mocha and vanillin.

A burst of juicy red fruits on the early palate that remains throughout. As the fruit builds the mocha notes become more prevalent and finally the firm but fine tannins kick in and hold the palate together, balanced with subtle vanillin oak.

Critical Acclaim

"Big, bold and expressive, with some unexpected transparency to the black cherry, raspberry, red plum and Asian spice aromas and flavors, lingering on the open-textured finish. The aftertaste just keeps coming. Drink now through 2015. 6,300 cases made."
92 Points

"Deep, dense purple-red; an unequivocally full-bodied wine, full of very ripe black fruits and regional chocolate plus a generous helping of oak. "
92 Points

"Opaque purple. Vibrant dark berry scents are complicated by smoky bacon, licorice and black pepper; showing a classic shiraz personality. Fleshy blackcurrant and boysenberry flavors pick up lavender and anise with air, along with an appealing sweetness. Fine-grained tannins come up on the finish but are absorbed by the deep, bright fruit. This wine is made from lots that missed the cut for the Lily's Garden bottling. "
91 Points

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Jephwa - Chicago, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/16/2012)
Very complex wine for the price. Bold yet balanced; paired wonderfully with a flat iron steak at our favorite Mexican BYOB.
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Rating:
(1/3/2012)
Style: Light & Fruity
Not quite as full as its more expensive counterparts from Two Hands. A good wine to watch TV with at the end of a busy day.
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Learn About Two Hands Map ItMap It

Two Hands Wines was founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. Their aim was, and still is, to produce the best possible wines from prized Shiraz growng regions throughout Australia. Quality without compromise is a core value that drives all decisions from fruit and oak selection to packaging and promotion. Winemaker Matt Wenk has been with Two Hands since 2002 and,...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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