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Spectator Lauds Australia, Two Hands

Two Hands Yesterday's Hero Bottle Shot (WS Aug 31 Issue)

The Wine Spectator‘s latest Australia report, in the Aug. 31, 2013, issue, says “quality is rising amid a tide of new wines” from the country, and Editor-at-Large Harvey Steiman cites several Two Hands wines as leaders in the trend. Here are a couple of key excerpts from Steiman’s story:

Two Hands Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley Aphrodite 2010 (93, $199), a riper and more opulent version, focuses its red berry, black cherry, roasted herb and chocolate flavors on a supple texture.

Shiraz Barossa Valley Zippy’s Block Single Vineyard Marananga 2010 (98, $125) feels complete, putting its elements in relief against refined tannins and impeccable balance; and Shiraz Barossa Valley-McLaren Vale Ares 2010 (97, $199) smoothly mixes fruit and spice in an aristocratic, graceful style that presents gripping depth and easy expression.

In addition, the Aug. 31 issue includes publication of the 93-point score for the 2011 Yesterday’s Hero Grenache that was highlighted in a Spectator Insider preview last month, and includes the wine in a big photo that opens the Australia report (see above).

Lastly, in a review posted on the Spectator website, the 2011 Angels’ Share gets a 90-point rating from Steiman, along with this tasting note:

Fresh and vibrant, tight and juicy, with blackberry and floral flavors, persisting onto a jazzy finish. Shows presence and intensity. Drink now through 2018. –HS

The full Spectator Australia report is available online (with registration) and will hit newstands on July 23.

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