A Sexy Beast for Valentine’s Day
We were pleased as punch to see Fredric Koeppel include the Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon in his recent selections of big reds to pop open for the Super Bowl, but respectfully submit there might be an even better occasion for that particular wine. After all, bubbly is great, and maybe you want to start there, but as your Valentine’s Day evening rolls along, don’t you really want to end up with a Sexy Beast?
Mr. Koeppel’s review:
Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, McLaren Vale. 14.5% alc. Sorta sexy, sorta beastly, but you won’t hate yourself in the morning for hooking up. Dark ruby-mulberry color, close to black; smooth and mellow yet somehow voluminous, with a tang of acidity and a distinct faceted charcoal/granitic character; very spicy, slightly macerated and roasted black currants and plums; clenched tannins give you a soft wallop in the finish. Excellent. About $45.