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Wine Spectator Insider Chock-Full of Great Two Hands Reviews

Two Hands wines from the 2013 and 2014 vintages dominate the May 4, 2016, Wine Spectator Insider, with seven wines among the magazine editors’ “most exciting new wines.” Here are the reviews from MaryAnn Worobiec:

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Shiraz Clare Valley Samantha’s Garden 2014
93 points
Elegant, spicy and rich, with walnut bread, toffee and fennel notes that are polished and refined, with blueberry and blackberry fruit flavors. Really takes off on the finish, where everything sings in harmony. Drink now through 2030. From Australia.—M.W.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley Aphrodite 2013
93 points
Generous and ripe, offering cherry cola and red licorice notes up front, giving way to black cherry and red plum flavors and accents of cardamon and toast. Fleshy and supple, with the tannins turning velvety on the long finish. Drink now through 2026.—M.W.

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Grenache Barossa Valley Aerope 2013
93 points
Richly aromatic, with walnut bread, plum compote and white pepper accents that are intense, supported by velvety tannins. Shows plenty of power and finesse as the flavors mingle harmoniously on the long finish. Drink now through 2030.—M.W.

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Shiraz McLaren Vale Dave’s Block Single Vineyard Blythmans Road Blewitt Springs 2014
93 points
Dense but never heavy, packed with polished flavors of cinnamon, maraschino cherry, raspberry and forest floor. A dusty sage note lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2030.—M.W.

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Shiraz Barossa Valley Coach House Block Single Vineyard Seppeltsfield Road Greenock 2014
92 points
Supple and creamy, with broad, ripe, fleshy plum and cherry flavors, accented by notes of baking spices, cigar box and toast. Details of cola and milk chocolate appear on the finish. Drink now through 2026.—M.W.

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Shiraz Heathcote Max’s Garden 2014
92 points
Juicy and bold, offering plenty of plum jam and wild blueberry flavors, with toasted rye bread and white pepper accents leading to a robust, intense finish. The tannins are fine-grained, providing a little grip. Drink now through 2027.—M.W.

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Shiraz Padthaway Sophie’s Garden 2014
92 points
Expressive and nuanced, with peppery, savory accents to the blackberry and plum jam notes, bolstered by fig and tobacco hints. The tight, muscular tannins provide plenty of backbone. Drink now through 2026.—M.W.

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