Spectator Lauds Australia, Two Hands
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.