Press: Angels’ Share in Florida Weekly
In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, Jim McCracken in the Forida Weekly, out of Fort Myers, gives thanks for the Angels’ Share:
Two Hands Angels’ Share Shiraz 2010 ($40): This Australian winery offers several quality levels of wine, mostly shiraz-based. Flagship, single vineyard and garden series labels are all well made and perfectly enjoyable. I like the Angels’ Share from the Picture Series because of the value/quality ratio. Another richly extracted, deeply colored and fragrant wine with a big bouquet of plums, cherries and blackberries, leading to the polished round palate and a long spicy finish. The “angels’ share” refers to the evaporation from the barrel during maturation of the wine. Some winemakers and wine lovers say this is the price exacted by the angels for watching over the wine and ensuring its quality.