Two Hands Wines Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Two Hands Wines Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Australia
Winery
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.1

Overview

Fresh and buoyant with a medium to full bodied palate. Sweet fruited entry of red current, dried juniper, baked plum leads to a mid palate which turns savory and tight. The tannin profile has accents of fresh turned earth and fresh cedar.

Aging

Matured in 10% new Taransaud French oak hogsheads. Remainder in 1 to 7-year-old French oak hogsheads. This wine has the potential to cellar up to 10 years under optimal conditions.

Fermentation

The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in open top vessels, with regular pump overs (three daily over peak fermentation) to extract color, flavor 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.

Winemaker

Matt Wenk

Tasting Notes

Style

Fresh, Full Bodied, Lively

Flavor

Berry, Black Currant, Juniper Berries, Plum, Raspberry

Aroma

Notes of fresh earth greet the nose. Aromas of balsam, dried juniper, bay leaf and red current. Background notes of Eucalyptus and mint leaf add depth and layer.

Taste

Medium to full bodied, starts with classic Cabernet austerity yet quickly breathes up, showing classic McLaren Vale generosity. Acidity is bright and perfectly folded into the wine. Tannins are classic in nature and provide a very stern and savory backbone to frame the wine around. The fruit profile weaves between blue to red fruited spectrum, showing notes of satsuma plum, red, and black currants. Floral and incense detail gives the palate lots of pop and energy.

Wine Ratings

92

Wine Spectator

92

James Suckling

92

Jeb Dunnuck