Red

2005 Two Hands Shiraz Bella's Garden

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 244

  • Somm David T Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 9, 2021 - The nose shows; ruby, floral & candied fruits of; mulberries, gooseberries, ollallieberries, boysenberries blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries with raspberries hovering across the top. Grilled, savory meats, black pepper, dark spice, dark cola, dark chocolate, anise to black licorice, dark expresso grounds, sweet tarriness, older tobacco, very used leather, limestone minerals, crushed rocks, incense, ambers, dry tree sap, dry herbs-sage, bat leaf, eucalyptus notes, moist, forest floor, moist, grey clay with withering, fresh & candied florals that are; purple, dark, blue and red set in pronounced lavender & violets woven in.

    The body is; full, lush, rich, round, juicy & velvety. It glides across the palate in total gorgeous elegance. The structure, tension, balance & length are at their high point with another 5-8 years of solid drinking with a few years beyond if you enjoy that later stage. I am one who doesn’t protest that part of the life cycle. The tannins are round, pulpy and are still meaty. Fruits are; ruby, touch jammy, floral & candied fruits of; mulberries, gooseberries, boysenberries, ollallieberries, blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries, blueberries with raspberries hovering across the top. Grilled, savory meats, black pepper, notes of Worcestershire sauce, dark combo of Indian & some Asian spices that bring heat, dark cola, dark chocolate, caramel, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, anise to black licorice, dark expresso grounds, sweet tarriness, older tobacco, oak barrel shaving dust, somewhat card toast, very used leather, limestone minerals, crushed rocks, incense, ambers, dry tree sap, dry herbs-sage, bay leaf, eucalyptus notes, moist, forest floor, moist, muddy, grey clay with withering, fresh & candied florals that are; purple, dark, blue and red set in pronounced lavender & violets woven in. The acidity is round & excellent. The finish is stunningly well knitted, balanced fruit & earth, elegant, gorgeous, that loads lush & juicy and falls on to deep spices persisting for days.

    Stunning example of what Australian Shiraz can be with the right patience.

  • azwino wrote:

    November 26, 2020 - Decanted for about two hands. Wow, what a class of wine. No formal notes, but everything is in harmony. Blueberry with pie spices. Great mouthfeel, and weight. Can’t wait for my last two bottles.

  • Paul Lin wrote: 90 points

    October 13, 2020 - Slow O'ed for 8 hours. Rich notes of ripe blueberries, fig, cola, hoisin, and brown spices over game and cured meat. Supple texture. Drinking really well.

  • stayhappy21 wrote: 94 points

    June 23, 2020 - Opened this to celebrate a wedding anniversary with food from Pietro Restaurant.

    Wine was marvelous tonight, as it has constantly showed over the past few years. Brick red in colour with a sudden aplomb of plums, rich ripe berries, mocha, aged leather, dark chocolate, and prunes.

    Sweet on the palate with a beautiful complexion. Soothing on the palate with good structure and character.

    Last bottle from a case of 6 bottles, still youthful and energetic after 15 years. A testament to what good wine makers can do in good vintages.

  • eadsaaron Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 11, 2020 - 3rd bottle. Full body, long finish, high complexity. Peak drinking. Classic shiraz notes of sassafras, cola, sweet tobacco, fruitcake, blueberry.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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, 9331727016045, 9331727051107

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,695 (45%)
  • Consumed 2,073 (55%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Great with Filet of Beef Stroganoff., grilled lamb chops

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  58 votes

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