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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Two Hands Angels' Share Shiraz 2009
Two Hands Angels' Share Shiraz 2009
(search item no. 108815)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

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.

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About Two Hands Wines:

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, together with Michael Twelftree, oversees every aspect of the winemaking process. Their flagship Shiraz, Ares, represents the very best parcels in each vintage and is sselected through an intense barrel classification process. This blend of Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Shiraz displays the incredible depth of flavor and balance that are hallmarks of this wine.