Sunday, November 10, 2019

Wine Review: Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


The idea for Two Hands was born in September 1999 when founders Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz sat at a friend’s engagement party and decided it was time to make their own wine and market it on the world stage. The original aim was, and still is, to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized growing regions throughout Australia.  With so much Australian wine being sold around the globe under multi-region labels in a formulaic style, the intention was to break the mould and showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional and vineyard characteristics by allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines.

I've got three reviews for Two Hands this week and it all started with Angels' Share Shiraz 2018, then I reviewed Gnarly Dudes Shiraz 2018, and now I'm finishing with Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018.

This is more a bit purple in the red/purple direction of garnet for color. On the nose there's aromas of cassis, blackberry, tobacco, and graphite. On the palate it's medium bodied and beautifully lush and elegant in mouthfeel with soft tannin and low acidity. All of the aroma descriptors return on the palate but there's also chocolate and a heavy dose of oak. I love how the fruits brighten up and the minerality kicks up on the long lasting finish.

For $33 it's a nice juicy and non-astringent Cabernet, and that lush and elegant mouthfeel definitely earns its name as a Sexy Beast.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $33
Rating: 3/5 = Satisfying (what does that mean?)

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