Two Way Range Shiraz 2003
|Brand||Two Way Range|
Wine AdvocateA voluptuously-styled, classic Barossa Shiraz, this 2003 was fashioned from 31-year-old vines that produced one ton of fruit per acre. The proprietors, who both served in Vietnam from 1966 through 1968 as members of the Australian army, felt their sojourns in the jungles of Vietnam were akin to a shooting range where the targets fired back ... thus the wine's name. The 2003 Two Way Range exhibits abundant amounts of concentrated cassis fruit with hints of smoke, barbecue spice, licorice, and pepper. It is sumptuous and full-bodied with plenty of potency balanced by high concentration and richness. Moderate tannin in the finish is concealed by a wall of glycerin, fruit, and opulence. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.
Wine SpectatorA distinctive red, not a classic Barossa Shiraz but redolent of olive, leather and dusky spices more than fruit as the finish runs into a layer of crisp tannins. Best after 2008.