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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2005
Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 87501)
screw cap wine
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $99.00

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
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 5 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2007!

Dense purple red almost black. A powerful nose of ripe plums and succulent blackberries laced with a hint of cedar spice.

Bella's as always shows amazing depth and power whilst maintaining an elegant fruit purity. Matured in all French oak, the majority being seasoned barrels, allowing the fruit to do the talking with only the merest hint of cedar oak to support the ripe plum and mulberry flavors. Finely woven tannins produce a long linear wine forming a race track like structure along the palate. Great length and persistency of flavor.

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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.