Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2005
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley|
The Barossa bottling edges to the top in most vintages, and this is no exception. Rich, complex, layered with green olive, mint, mineral and licorice around a plump core of black cherry and dark plum flavors, lingering on the intense, beautifully focused finish. Best from 2008 through 2017. 3,383 cases made. -H.S.
The 2005 Shiraz "Bella's Garden" was sourced from Barossa Valley. Opaque purple in color, it offers a reticent perfume of pencil lead, blueberry, and blackberry. Supple, ripe, and with all components in harmony, this medium-bodied Shiraz has uplifting acidity, excellent depth, and a lengthy finish. It will evolve for 3-5 years and drink well through 2020.
Nicely balanced, with subtle suede, cinnamon, plum and berry aromas and flavors. This is supple just to the point of being a bit creamy in the mouth, with a long, velvety finish. Approachable now, but should improve through at least 2012.