2005 Ares Shiraz: ‘One I’ll Never Forget’
How to make Dad happy at Christmas? The New Hampshire Wine-man, blogger Dennis Tsiorbas, says a 2005 Two Hands Ares, given to him by his son a couple of years ago and enjoyed this holiday season, did the trick very nicely. He rates the wine 97 points and writes:
Full bodied (I don’t describe many wines as full bodied), Ares is a “hedonistic” wine, voluptuous, and a real contender to the big cult Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The acidity busts through any lingering fat and refreshes without annoyance, the tannin is smooth, rich, and pleasantly persistent in layers.
Flavors reflect the aroma with black licorice, but is visited by an acceleration of an unrelenting bourbon-like heat (15.9% alcohol) into a remarkably long finish that adds spice and eucalyptus.
Christmas gift? Yes, this is a special wine gift (One I’ll never forget), and if you can’t find the 2005, which still has time to cellar, try another vintage.
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