From$37.99 a bottle
- Textbook Cabernet from a stunning region
- Full of depth and complexity
- Succulent, bright and fresh on release
Two Hands Sexy Beast Mclaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 x6
SOUTH AUSTRALIA-MCLAREN VALE
Now and up to 10 years from vintage, under optimal cellaring conditions.
15% new Taransaud French oak hogsheads. Remainder in one to five year old French oak hogsheads.
Deep dark garnet red with a black core.
Notes of redcurrant, tobacco, bay leaf, juniper, fresh earth and mulberry.
Fresh and lively through the entry with plenty of bright red fruits and energy. Tannins begin rounded and broad, then tighten through the finish providing a gentle savoury quality and considerable length. The acid profile is very bright and fresh. The palate is complimented with notes of redcurrants, mulberry, and juniper. Depth and layers are found in the form of bay leaf and dried herbs whilst the palate touches on notes of tobacco, earth and ash.
The idea for Two Hands was born in September 1999 when founders Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz sat at a friend's engagement party and decided it was time to make their own wine and market it on the world stage. The original aim was, and still is, to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized growing regions throughout Australia. With so much Australian wine being sold around the globe under multi-region labels in a formulaic style, the intention was to break the mould and showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional and vineyard characteristics by allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines. Two Hands' first vintage was in 2000, after a modest $30k investment and starting with just 17 tonnes of fruit. The journey had started. Michael's wine contacts in the US and UK helped launch the brand and favourable critical reaction put Two Hands in the spotlight soon after. The early success helped Two Hands gradually increase production and venture out to launch the full Garden Series with the 2003 vintage, something truly unique in Australia. Gnarly Dudes joined its stablemate Angels' Share in the Picture Series, and the portfolio was starting to take shape. Later that year, Michael was driving down a dusty track in the Western Ranges of the Barossa Valley and first saw the run down uninhabited cottage next to the Marananga Creek that was to become the home of Two Hands - Kraehe House. Michael's vision was to reflect the Barossa heritage with the sandstone frontage and verandah, but create something modern and luxurious on the inside: the Cellar Door and Bakehouse opened in December 2003 just in time for Christmas and turned local hospitality on its head - anyone could walk in and taste Flagship Shiraz Ares, no matter where they were from or if they had money to spend.
Call 0800 80 9463 to purchase a single bottle for $37.99 (plus delivery and handling)
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