2005 Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz
Dense purple red almost black. A powerful nose of ripe plums and succulent blackberries laced with a hint of cedar spice. Wow! 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 flavours. Finely woven tannins produce a long linear wine forming a race track like structure along the palate. Great length and persistency of flavour.
Rich and complex, this is layered with green olive, mint, mineral and licorice around a plump core of black cherry and dark plum flavors that linger on the intense and beautifully focused finish. Best from 2008 through 2017.—H.S.
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