Two Hands Ares Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$179.00
Item No. 124067
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST93
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: 15.8%

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

Black with magenta hues. Complex array of characters including rich plums, liqueur chocolate, tar, graphite, cooked meats and spice. Very intense in its youth, full of life and supported with underlying cedary char and other notes appearing as the wine gains air. The rich characters of plum, chocolate, licorice and meaty spice coat the palate, but the fine acidity and tannins give the wine restraint and elegance throughout. The finish is even, long and rewarding, packed with rolling flavors of berries, chocolate.

Critical Acclaim

"Opaque purple. Deep, ripe aromas of blackcurrant, cherry-cola, licorice, mocha, pepper and chocolatey, smoky oak. Lush, ripe and deeply concentrated, with a layered texture to the flavors of dark berry liqueur, cola, candied violet and bitter chocolate. Finishes impressively broad, velvety and spicy, with smooth tannins and very good definition. Pretty elegant for such a decadent wine."
93 Points

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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 Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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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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