The 2016 Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon was the only red wine featured in the New York Times 2018 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.
Shivani Vora, LIfestyle writer for the Times, described the wine: “Named after the 2000 British crime film that earned Ben Kingsley an Oscar nomination, the Two Hands Sexy Beast cabernet is a boldly flavored Australian red wine with hints of lavender and spice. It certainly makes your intentions clear.”
The Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from several of the finest vineyards throughout the McLaren Vale and highlights how well the variety can grow in the appellation. With a suggested retail price of only $27, this wine is sure to delight both the taste buds and the pocket book.
Featured in the December 6th issue Wine Spectator Insider, MaryAnn Worobiec awarded Two Hands with two outstanding scores:
93 points: Two Hands 2016 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz Barossa Valley
“Gorgeous purity and silky tannins set the stage for kirsch, blueberry syrup, white chocolate and espresso flavors. Complex and generous, with an epic finish, where the harmonious flavors linger. Drink through 2030.”
92 points: Two Hands 2016 Angels’ Share Shiraz McLaren Vale
“Rich and fleshy, with ripe and round plum and cherry flavors, offering hints of cola, sage and green tea that linger on the finish. A fresh, juicy quality keeps everything in focus. Drink now through 2017.”
Wine Spectator Insider, Two Hands earns eleven 92+ point ratings and stunning reviews from MaryAnn Worobiec:
95 points: Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Secret Block Single Vineyard Wildlife Road Moppa Hills 2015
“Concentrated and powerful, plump and velvety, with rich gingerbread and black walnut overtones to the core of dark fruit flavors. A whiff of briny black olive lends a savory side. Shows plenty of power on the long finish. Drink now through 2030.”
95 points: Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Wazza’s Block Single Vineyard Seppeltsfield Road 2015
“Expressive, powerful and distinctive, with plenty of torque to the smoky overtones of sandalwood, white pepper and black walnut. Offers huckleberry and blueberry flavors at the core. Finds tremendous presence and harmony on the finish. Drink now through 2030.”
94 points: Two Hands Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley Aphrodite 2014
“Powerful and bold, with wave after wave of flavor, from the initial cassis and huckleberry notes to the creamy vanilla, milk chocolate and dried mint elements. Everything comes together on a harmonious, intense finish. The tannins never get in the way. Drink now through 2030.”
93 points: Two Hands Grenache Barossa Valley Aerope 2014
“Plush raspberry coulis, marzipan, black cherry and kirsch flavors and pure, juicy and ripe, with accents of cinnamon, clove, milk chocolate and toasted rye bread. Generous and expressive, especially on the long finish. Drink now through 2030.”
93 points: Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Ares 2014
“Massive, dense and concentrated, with espresso, dark chocolate and dried herb flavors that work with the wall of dense tannins and the concentrated flavors of cassis and blackberry. Remains tight, with gravelly tannins on the finish, showing glimpses of a terrific wine that needs time to unwind. Best after 2020.”
93 points: Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Bella’s Garden 2015
“Dark and dense, with blackberry- and licorice- scented plum flavors, accented by details of espresso, cacao, sage and clay. A distinctive juicy thread runs through the core. Firm finish. Drink now through 2030.”
93 points: Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Coach House Block Single Vineyard Seppeltsfield Road Greenock 2015
“Plush, with juicy, chocolate-covered cherry, plum compote and cumin accents set on a thick frame. Earl Grey tea and sarsaparilla notes crescendo on the finish, leaving a spicy detail lingering. Drink now through 2030.”
93 points: Shiraz Barossa Valley Holy Grail Single Vineyard Seppeltsfield Road 2015
“Firm and dense, with a thread of minerality running through the dried cherry and cranberry flavors. Aromatic details of ginger, chai tea and toast linger on the finish. Ends on a juicy note. Drink now through 2030.”
92 points: Two Hands Brave Faces Barossa Valley 2015
“The black licorice, anise and black tea notes are effusive, adding complexity to the core of blueberry and wild blackberry flavors. Detailed, juicy and bright, with a touch of sage lingering. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz. Drink now through 2030.”
92 points: Two Hands Shiraz Clare Valley Samantha’s Garden 2015
“Rich and polished, featuring fleshy tannins and a thick blend of cherry, wild blackberry and plum notes at the core. Espresso and baking spice details gain momentum on the finish, with accents of roasted herbs lingering. Drink now through 2027.”
92 points: Two Hands Shiraz McLaren Vale Angels’ Share 2015
“Thick and lush, offering indulgent flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, marzipan, vanilla and blackberry syrup. Stylish and harmonious, with velvety tannins and spicy accents that linger on the impressive finish. Drink now through 2027.”
Wine Spectator Insider, Two Hands earns four 93+ point ratings for its outstanding 2015 vintage:
95 points: Two Hands Shiraz McLaren Vale Dave’s Block Single Vineyard Blythmans Road Blewitt Springs (pre-sale only)
“Incredibly expansive, starting with a pure note of black cherry flavors, building momentum as details of Earl Grey tea, sandalwood, anise and dark chocolate grow. Velvety tannins provide a terrific backbone for the flavors as they linger. Drink now through 2030.”- MaryAnn Worobiec.
94 points: Two Hands Shiraz McLaren Vale Lily’s Garden 2015
“Exuberant, this bursts with clove, toasted coconut and dark chocolate flavors that are thick and velvety, complementing the kirsch notes at the core. A hint of fresh mint adds complexity. Generous, with a finish that goes on and on. Drink now through 2027.”- MaryAnn Worobiec.
93 points: Two Hands Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale Sexy Beast 2015
“Impressive, with a plush, seductive and succulent body, offering sink-your-teeth-into-them flavors and black cherry, blackberry and plum, accented by details of dark chocolate, rose petal and savory. Drink now through 2025.”- MaryAnn Worobiec.
93 points: Two Hands Shiraz Heathcote Max’s Garden 2015 (pre-sale only)
“Features an appealing savory edge to the black olive, blackberry and cherry flavors at the core, with muscular tannins providing appealing grip to the red licorice and spice notes that take over on the finish. Drink now through 2027.”- MaryAnn Worobiec.