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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2004
Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 86243)
collectible wine
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006 - #10!

Extremely limited. Deep purple with a black core in colour, the bouquet is rich and powerful with defined hints of fresh currents, cola, intense liquorice and plums, all backed by subtle tar and earth. The palate is thick and mouth coating and displaying free flowing, luschios and obvious flavours of chocolate, liquorice, black fruits and balanced natural sweetness. The highlight of this wine is the dense and confectionary mid palate that then rolls into a powerful and flavoursome end palate that is controlled by trademark Barossa tannins. Get it while you can!

 

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About Two Hands Wines:

Two Hands Wines was founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. Their aim was, and still is, to produce the best possible wines from prized Shiraz growng regions throughout Australia. "Quality without compromise" is a core value that drives all decisions from fruit and oak selection to packaging and promotion. Winemaker Matt Wenk has been with Two Hands since 2002 and, together with Michael Twelftree, oversees every aspect of the winemaking process. Their flagship Shiraz, Ares, represents the very best parcels in each vintage and is sselected through an intense barrel classification process. This blend of Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Shiraz displays the incredible depth of flavor and balance that are hallmarks of this wine.