Two Hands `Angel's Share` Shiraz 2001 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Assertive aromas, bursting with blackberry, bramble and white pepper. Glossy dark cherry, mulberry fruit with fresh acidity and fine tannins. A classy wine that brings to the fore the best attributes of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Two Hands `Angel's Share` Shiraz 2001 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Lot No: 0058-2468917

Assertive aromas, bursting with blackberry, bramble and white pepper. Glossy dark cherry, mulberry fruit with fresh acidity and fine tannins. A classy wine that brings to the fore the best attributes of McLaren Vale Shiraz. (253721-106)

$21.50
per Bottle

$129
per package

Two Hands `Angel's Share` Shiraz 2001 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Lot No: 0101-2468290

Assertive aromas, bursting with blackberry, bramble and white pepper. Glossy dark cherry, mulberry fruit with fresh acidity and fine tannins. A classy wine that brings to the fore the best attributes of McLaren Vale Shiraz. (253721-106)

$21.50
per Bottle

$129
per package

Overview

Assertive aromas, bursting with blackberry, bramble and white pepper. Glossy dark cherry, mulberry fruit with fresh acidity and fine tannins. A classy wine that brings to the fore the best attributes of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The Angels' Share bottling is the least expensive - it even has a screwcap - but is the best value and is already just bursting with drinking pleasure. Very fragrant, it has surprisingly supple fruit that is so ripe it tastes almost more like old-vine Grenache than Shiraz. Maybe this is the McLaren Vale gloss working its usual magic. The wine is immensely flattering with its velvet texture, spreads itself to all corners of the palate and could be much enjoyed immediately or in a year or two. I thought it unbelievably good for what is cited on the label as a 2,000 case production, and am rather worried by the news that in 2002 they have apparently increased production to 10,000 cases. It's difficult to imagine how they will keep the quality - but then 2002 is a great vintage in South Australia so presumably that will help.

The 2001 was sourced from a single vineyard in McLaren Vale and aged for 10 months in a mixture of new, old and shaved American oak barrels. It has certainly come right. Angels' Share 2001 (not 2002) was made by the busy Rolf Binder, an experienced Barossa hand with more than 20 vintages under his belt and such a wide array of responsibilities that one wonders whether he ever sleeps.

Jancis Robinson MW & OBE, The Advertiser, (12/NOV/2002)

The 2001 Shiraz Angels' Share (2,150 cases) is fine value. A dense purple color is followed by sweet blackberry and cherry fruit infused with saddle leather, earth and camphor characteristics. With great fruit, sweet tannin, and outstanding depth, it should be consumed over the next 5-6 years. Rating 90 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (OCT/2002)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Inky black in the glass

Aroma

Rich, intense aromas of raspberry, licorice allsorts, mocha and spicy oak

Palate

Ripe fruits, blackcurrant, blackberry and chocolatey flavours with well integrated oak and long lush finish

Cellaring

3 to 5 years