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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2008
Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 104911)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $61.99

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
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
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:

#2 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

Color: Deep and impenetrable, red to black.

Aroma: Lifted aromas of deep red fruits, plums, cinnamon, licorice and earthy spice. Underneath subtle notes of chocolate, tar and moss complete the bouquet.

Palate: The wine is robust and rich with a balance that exemplifies the hallmarks of the finest Barossa vineyards. Red fruits and plums dominate a tight palate with earthy char and chocolate that then finishes long with fine tannins and bright acidity. Will drink well now and will improve with medium term cellaring.

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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.