Two Hands Bellas Garden 2006, Shiraz, Australia
Bella’s Garden, Barossa is Big, Bold and Beautiful! All the B’s.
I opened this up and decanted straight away and tasted it after half an hour. The fruit is immediately attractive and does not taste like a seventeen year old wine. Dark fruits dominate - I actually didn’t find too much of the signature Shiraz pepperiness which is something to bear in mind if that’s your preferred style. The fruit although powerful is soft and as it opens up tertiary flavours, mainly dried fruit, elements poke through. Although this is over 15% the alcohol is well integrated.A fantastic wine. I believe that aged Australian Shiraz can be overlooked and underrated. There will not be much of the 06 knocking around but if you can find other older vintages or even the current vintage I think it’s absolutely worth it.