Wine Spectator Insider Reviews - May 2016

In the May 4 2016 edition of Wine Spectator Insider, MaryAnn Worobiec offers her tasting notes and reviews from seven Two Hands Wines, including two of the very recently released 2013 Flagship Series.

Featuring a range of styles that are sure to please many tastes, this recent report showcases wines, that have recently excited the Wine Spectator editors in their tastings.

2013 Aerope, Barossa Valley Grenache

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.
93 points

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2013 Aphrodite, Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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.
93 points

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2014 Dave’s Block Shiraz, Blythmans Road, Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale

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.
93 points

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2014 Coach House Block Shiraz, Seppeltsfield Road, Greenock, Barossa Valley

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.
92 points

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2014 Samantha’s Garden, Clare Valley Shiraz

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.
93 points

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2014 Max’s Garden, Heathcote Shiraz

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.
92 points

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2014 Sophie’s Garden, Padthaway Shiraz

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.
92 points

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Reviewed by MaryAnn Worobiec Senior Editor, Napa.

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