Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2006

Large
Description

Winemaker's Notes

Deep and impenetrable, black to dark purple on the rim.

A lifted bouquet of ripe cherry, tar, mint, clove and bitter chocolate. The perfumed nose is very attractive and alluring and shows excellent poise from the Mediterranean climate of the Barossa.

The wine is robust and rich with a balance that exemplifies the hallmarks of the finest Barossa vineyards. Firm and juicy, with tannins that are drying and mouth filling. The 2006 Bella's Garden is a wine that will improve with medium to long term cellaring.

James Halliday

More opulent and fleshy than Gnarly Dudes, leaving no corner of the mouth untouched; the fruit, oak and tannins carry the alcohol.

Wine Spectator

Firm in texture, this is balanced with a vibrant core of red cherry, raspberry and spice flavors that persist on the chewy finish, expanding to show hints of dark chocolate and sweet spices. Best from 2010 through 2016. 5,400 cases imported.

International Wine Cellar

Ruby-red. Energetic red and dark berry, floral and mineral scents along with a hint of spun sugar. Lively, sharply focused black raspberry and cherry preserve flavors are surprisingly weightless, with back-end mineral bite adding energy. A vibrant, deeply flavored shiraz that's very inviting right now but has the balance to age.

Wine Enthusiast

A big (15.6% alcohol) wine, the 2006 Bella’s Garden nevertheless comes across as balanced and drinkable in its youth, marrying a rich, creamy texture with mixed berry fruit and hints of mint and vanilla. Avoids any cooked character, finishing long and fresh. Drink now–2015.