Ares represents the very best selection of Shiraz from Two Hands Wines. A statuesque, powerful and deeply flavoured wine matured in new and one year old French oak. - See more at: http://twohandswines.com/wines/catalogue#sthash.06OYNeUD.dpuf
This wine offers layers of rolling fruit woven with savoury, earthy flavours playing off a rich Grenache fruit edge and long drying tannins.
2010 ANGELS' SHARE
Colour Deep concentrated and black colour
AromaThe bouquet is classic McLaren Vale of coffee, mocha, cola, chocolate, mulberry, plums and with some lovely spices backed by a little peppermint
PalateThe palate starts out coating and round, a really long drive with loads of plummy fruits. This finishes round, soft and very inviting; it has great personality and drive, and is a lot of fun to drink now and will age well into the medium term.
The grapes were crushed into and fermented in 5, 7 and 10 tonne open top fermenters. During the peak of fermentation the batches received regular pump overs 3 times daily to extract colour, flavour and tannin. The average time on skins was 15 days. The free run was drained off and the skins were pressed, with the pressings then combined with the free run. After 24 hours the wine was racked to barrel where malolactic fermentation proceeded. The final blend was lightly fined and unfiltered prior to bottling.
Under good cellaring conditions this wine will age 10+ years
14 months in 14% new American oak hogsheads, the balance in 1 to 4 year old American oak
2010 Angels' Share Tasting Note
Price per bottle: $ 27
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