Two Hands Angels' Share Shiraz 2020

Two Hands Angels' Share Shiraz 2020

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Angels' Share refers to the small amount of wine that evaporates from oak barrels during maturation. Medieval winemakers assumed that angels watched over the wines and that they took their share. Selected from parcels of exceptional McLaren Vale fruit, this wine is made in a true Australian style and will appeal to both angels and mortals alike.


14 months in 12% new French oak hogsheads, the balance in 1 to 8 year old French oak


The fruit was crushed into and fermented in 5, 7 and 10 ton open fermenters. During the peak of fermentation the batches received regular pump overs 2-3 times daily to extract color, flavor, and tannin. The average time on skins was 15 days. The free run was drained off and the skins were pressed with the pressings then combined with the free run. After 24 hours the wine was racked to barrel where malolactic fermentation proceeded.

Tasting Notes


Bold, Full Bodied


Classic McLaren Vale bouquet greets you but it has extra dimension. Coffee grind, fresh plum, mocha, peppermint, roasted meats, sassafras and fire smoke.


The palate is typically sweet and coating, this powers along very nicely before the tannins take over. The wine is more on texture and drive style than the overt and caressing sweet style typified by so many wines from McLaren Vale. The fruits drive but most importantly the structure has a real firmness to the late palate and the tannins help resolve the wine beautifully.