Red

2004 Two Hands Shiraz Bella's Garden

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
Drink between 2008 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 135

  • Vinnut Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 27, 2020 - Dark reddish-purple in color with slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe, somewhat jammy (overripe?), fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries & black plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & herbal notes , licorice & pepper, minerals, hints of vanilla/oak & a touch of VA in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, jammy, ripe fruit flavors of sweet dark cherries, blackberries & dark plums with herbs, spices, minerals & a hint of vanilla/oak. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & airing but at 16 years of age, it is close to or at its peak of development, so drink up!

  • red.red.vino wrote: 93 points

    January 18, 2020 - Been a while since I popped a Bella 04. As most Two Hands, sweet berry bomb upon opening. Ridiculously sweet. It took just over 3hrs in the decanter for the sweetness to settle, 4hrs for me to start tucking in, arguably tad longer probably needed. At 15% this is a big wine, holding its alcohol well through it’s masking ripeness. That being said, it is still a sweet full throttle Barossa shiraz, ripe, plummy fruits, a little aniseed to it, holding its ground well. Life innit yet, but it in its window and can’t get better, drink now over the next couple years.

  • oldwines Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 25, 2019 - Double decanted at 3pm then taken to a friend’s house. Dark garnet color. Nice nose with blackberry, chocolate and cedar. Palate is velvety smooth, rich and flavorful with black fruit and licorice most prominent but still quite lively with bright acidity. Nice long rich finish.

  • texaswinelover wrote:

    April 20, 2019 - Past it’s prime. Fruit fading, acidity out of balance. Wish I’d opened a couple of years ago.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • red.red.vino wrote: flawed

    April 6, 2019 - Cork taint

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2006, IWC Issue #127 (link)

    (Two Hands Wines Shiraz Bella's Garden Barossa) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By James Halliday
    12/11/2005 (link)

    (Two Hands Wines Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/26/2006 (link) 93 points

    (Two Hands Shiraz Bella's Garden) Nice, rich plum and ripe raspberry nose; tasty, rich, berry, plum palate with soft tannins, more focused than Lilly's Garden; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Two Hands
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Bella's Garden
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley
  • UPC Codes 086891076461, 9331727041108

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,318 (48%)
  • Consumed 1,381 (51%)

Food Pairing

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Pesto, Pizza, roasted spicy yams, Shrimp Pasta, spaghetti pizza, tri-tip

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