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Two Hands Ares Shiraz 2006 magnum 1500ml, Barossa Valley

Two Hands Ares Shiraz 2006 magnum 1500ml, Barossa Valley

$400.00

Continuing the tradition of world class Shiraz at Two Hands Wines, the 2006 Ares Shiraz is no exception. This beauty may well hold up until 2030 and provide those with patience ample reward long into the future.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 97+ pts - There are three 'icon'? wines in the portfolio. The opaque purple-colored 2006 Ares is a 100% Shiraz cuvee sourced from Barossa (77%) and McLaren Vale (23%) which received some '200% new oak'? treatment. Following a barrel selection of the winery's best Shiraz (not all of which was in new oak), the wine spent its last 12 months of elevage in 100% new French barriques. It offers up a room-filling perfume of toasty oak, pencil lead, vanilla, pepper, sage, plum, and blueberry pie. Opulent and layered on the palate, this extracted, mouth-filling effort has tons of succulent fruit, savory flavors, and a very long, fruit-filled finish. It will reward 6-8 years of cellaring and have a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2031. - Feb 2009

James Halliday's Wine Companion - 94 pts - Dense crimson; there is no point in grumbling about the alcohol, for the wine takes no prisoners. Recalls Robert Parker's glowing description of a Barossa red as unfortified vintage port to which he gave 99 or so points. In that context, this is as good as they come. Date tasted 11 Mar 2009, drink by 2030

Wine spectator - 96 pts - Polished and generous. A plush mouthful of cherry, blackberry and creamy spice flavors that linger effortlessly on the long, open-textured finish. There's power in this wine, but it lurks below the glassy, seamless surface, ready to grow and get more complex with aging. Shiraz. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases made. -HS, Oct 15 2008

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