Sexy Beast, a really succulent, McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon.
The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in open top vessels, with regular pump overs three times daily to extract flavours, colour and tannins. Average time ‘on skins’ was 14 days. The batches were then drained and pressed to tank and then racked to barrel for oak maturation.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
The Two Hands wines of this second tier have much to commend them, notably freshness and vitality. This is McLaren Vale cabernet with a regional dark chocolate twist, but the redcurrant and cassis is the heart of the wine, classy tannins and a dab of oak the icing on the cake. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (APR/2014)
Ripe, round and generous, with raspberry and black cherry fruit at the core, shaded by spicy, toasty, herbal nuances. This has depth and presence, and the finish doesn’t quit. Drink now through 2022. 4,500 cases made. Rating 93 - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, January 2014
Deep red colour with a good purple tint. Sweetly ripe, clean and appealing blackberry cabernet aromas, fresh and lively. A very smart, intense and medium-bodied, clean and vibrant wine. Well turned-out, polished cabernet. Lovely drinking now and for quite a few years to come. Rating 92 - Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com, January 2014
The relevance of the names and labels of Two Hands wines can sometimes be a mystery. Coming from one of the Barossa's best cabernet vintage for some time*, this is a lovely rich drop in the maker's typical style. Deep, bright colour; sweetly ripe, clean blackberry cabernet aromas lead into a stylish, intense, medium- to full-bodied palate, which is polished and vibrant. The tannins are soft and clean on the finish. It carries its 14.8 per cent alcohol with ease. Best drinking now to 2027+. Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine, April/May 2014
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon is intensely scented of blackcurrant cordial, blueberry preserves and menthol with hints of fertile earth and bay leaf. Full-bodied with a great concentration of blackberry-laced mid palate fruit, it has a medium level of fine-grained tannins and refreshing acidity. It finishes long. Drink it now to 2018+. Rating 90+ , Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate, May 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep dark red
Lovely intense nose with aromas of cassis, scorched earth, licorice and provincial herbs.
Classic regal Cabernet, this wine bursts onto the palate and rolls across the tongue with focus and density. Classic firm Cabernet tannins with lovely fruit weight, the flavours gently roll with the tannins to a long penetrating and intense finish.
Now to 10 years.