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2003 Two Hands Ares Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Two Hands Wines twohandswines.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$109.29
Tasting Notes:
rated: September 30, 2005 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
95 points "Dark, dense and peppery, with a bay leaf edge to the brooding black cherry and licorice flavors. Firm tannins don't cover the cherry flavor as it persists on the finish. So tightly wound it needs several years to start showing what it really has. Best from 2008 through 2020. 230 cases made. (HS)" Best 2008-2020
rated: October 9, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
98 points "One of the most expensive offerings in this portfolio is the 2003 Shiraz Ares, a 230-case cuvee that flirts with perfection. A selection of the best lots of Bella’s Garden, it is a kinky, but fabulous Shiraz fashioned from very old vines, and aged in 100% new French oak (which is barely noticeable given the wine’s concentration). An opaque purple color is accompanied by a flamboyant, riveting bouquet of roasted meats, blackberry liqueur, charcoal, and white flowers. Full-bodied and voluptuous with amazing purity, concentration, and texture, this sensational Australian red should drink well for 15-20 years. This brilliant operation is a credit to the meticulous winemaking of Michael Twelftree and his staff!" Best 2005-2025