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Two Hands-Ares-Shiraz-2003-750mL

Producer: Two Hands
SKU: 586
Delivery date: Dispatch within 1-3 day's
The 2003 Ares Barossa Valley Shiraz is, I believe, our best to date. The integration with the new oak came about earlier than the 2002. It's extremely concentrated, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, liquorice, and creosote cola like notes
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The Wine Advocate
One of the most expensive offerings in this portfolio is the 2003 Shiraz Ares, a 230-case cuvee that flirts with perfection. A selection of the best lots of Bella's Garden, it is a kinky, but fabulous Shiraz fashioned from very old vines, and aged in 100% new French oak (which is barely noticeable given the wine's concentration). An opaque purple color is accompanied by a flamboyant, riveting bouquet of roasted meats, blackberry liqueur, charcoal, and white flowers. Full-bodied and voluptuous with amazing purity, concentration, and texture, this sensational Australian red should drink well for 15-20 years.
WA, Robert Parker Jr. Issue: #161
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The 2003 Ares Barossa Valley Shiraz is, I believe, our best to date. The integration with the new oak came about earlier than the 2002. It's extremely concentrated, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, liquorice, and creosote cola like notes
Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz
Brand Ares
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2003
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2025
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The 2003 Ares Barossa Valley Shiraz is, I believe, our best to date. The integration with the new oak came about earlier than the 2002. It's extremely concentrated, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, liquorice, and creosote cola like notes
Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz
Brand Ares
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2003
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2025
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Bright purple plum colour. Glossy red fruits and spiced plum cake on the nose with a hint of vanilla spice. The palate shows swathes of rich generous fruit, ripe blackberry intermingled with soft cedary spice. A fine coating of gentle tannins washes over the palate with a long and persistent finish to end.

 

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