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  • TN: 2005 Two Hands Shiraz Ares (Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

    • 2005 Two Hands Shiraz Ares - Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley (4/25/2011)
      We decided to pop one of these to have with Easter dinner. Decanted for three hours. The nose was very nicely balanced with a blend of blackberries, sweet plum, and five spice powder. It was truly mouth coating without being overly sweet. Very strong flavors of blackberry and blueberries with the lightest hint of oak seamlessly running through from start to finish. The tannins really provided a perfect offset for the velvety sweetness and finish. It was hard to believe this was a 16% wine. Michael really has the touch. Superb. (97 pts.)
    "You might think that, but I couldn't possibly comment"

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    Re: TN: 2005 Two Hands Shiraz Ares (Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

    How long you think until it hits full stride?
    2016 WOTY: 2005 Saxum Rocket Block / 2005 Saxum JBV 44 / 2011 SQN Dark Blossom Syrah / 2010 Shafer HSS / 2012 Aubert Sugar Shack Chard / 2013 Clos Erasmus
    2015 WOTY: 2007 Shafer HSS / 2007 SQN Pictures Grenache / 2007 Saxum JBV
    2014 WOTY: 2003 SQN Papa / 2007 Marcassin Pinot Noir
    2013 WOTY: 1989 Château Haut-Brion / 2001 Château d'Yquem
    2012 WOTY: 2001 Harlan Estate
    2011 WOTY: 2003 Château Latour Grand Vin

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      Re: TN: 2005 Two Hands Shiraz Ares (Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

      Hi Andrew:

      This is ready to go now with a good decant. Could see this easily lasting 10+ years with perhaps some slight improvement over the short term. I think JM has a drinking recommendation starting in 2017 (?), but its hard not hit up the other bottles right now! Best.

      Tom
      "You might think that, but I couldn't possibly comment"

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