When people think about Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, they think about Coonawarra and Margaret River. The trouble is that some of these wines can be a bit underdone and green (sometimes). There is another region, however, where this virtually never happens. It is the Barossa. The concern here is that often its Cabernets are not expressing varietal characteristics particularly well.
The 2003 Two Hands Aphrodite Cabernet Sauvignon, the pinnacle Barossa Cabernet from Two Hands, is a very pleasant surprise. This 10 year old wine is fresh (under cork), with typical currant flavours. It is full-bodied and delivers a great mouthfeel, not at all overripe. The wine is quite pungent, with firm and dry tannins, and a refreshing and lifted finish.