Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2012

$69.99

95 points                                                    An awesome Bella's Garden Shiraz from Australia and master winemaker Michael Twelftree. Two Hands have made the Wine Spectator Top 10 twice in the past 5 years. Hurry! 95 Points Wine Spectator:  "Utterly seamless, focused, powerful and elegant, layered with cherry, boysenberry and red plum fruit, revealing glints of coffee, jasmine and cardamom that add extra nuances. Delivers complexity without extra weight. The finish won t quit. Drink now through 2022." Wine Spectator #16 Wine of 2014 Top 100! Two Hands Wines was founded in early 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. The original aim shared by Michael and Richard was to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized Shiraz growing regions throughout Australia. Their intention was, and still is, to showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional characteristics and allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines.

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Ratings on Delectable

William Hughes Delectable Pro

Boldness and finesse! This wine has layers. Cola, Rainer cherries, blueberries, wet earth, sweet spices, orange peel, kirsch.... The description can go on. The tannins are resolved and the acidity is still pleasant. The nose is perfumed, savory, and is a real joy to linger over while savoring the long finish. ( I dig the sandalwood notes). Bella’s Garden is certainly the most consistent of the Garden series wines and 2012 is a terrific vintage. This wine was waiting in my cellar, but I won’t wait too long to drink the next bottle as the wine is at its peak.

Boldness and finesse! This wine has layers. Cola, Rainer cherries, blueberries, wet earth, sweet spices, orange peel, kirsch.... The description can go on. The tannins are resolved and the acidity is still pleasant. The nose is perfumed, savory, and is a real joy to linger over while savoring the long finish. ( I dig the sandalwood notes). Bella’s Garden is certainly the most consistent of the Garden series wines and 2012 is a terrific vintage. This wine was waiting in my cellar, but I won’t wait too long to drink the next bottle as the wine is at its peak.

9.5

Maxwell Burns Delectable Pro

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

Very ripe style, sweet dried black fruits (figs, plums), thyme, mint, black tea, tannins are really soft for a 5-6 year old Shiraz. Not enough tannin there to counter the sweetness and alcohol. Definitely good, but lacks refinement.

Very ripe style, sweet dried black fruits (figs, plums), thyme, mint, black tea, tannins are really soft for a 5-6 year old Shiraz. Not enough tannin there to counter the sweetness and alcohol. Definitely good, but lacks refinement.

8.9

Mark Geller

Been on a Syrah/Shiraz kick. Gotta hand it to those Aussies. This is a great wine. Just enough fruit up front with a solid spicy kick on the back end.

Been on a Syrah/Shiraz kick. Gotta hand it to those Aussies. This is a great wine. Just enough fruit up front with a solid spicy kick on the back end.

9.6

Marshall Parrish Delectable Pro

Right up there with all the other Bella's Garden. They are one of the most consistent wines out there. It is a BUY at anything under $65

Right up there with all the other Bella's Garden. They are one of the most consistent wines out there. It is a BUY at anything under $65

9.5

Charles (Chad) Bucklin Delectable Pro

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

A touch disjointed with the alcohol sticking out like a sore thumb. Definitely flavorful. #twohands #barossavalley #shiraz #syrah #bigboy #australia #ctbucklinwine

A touch disjointed with the alcohol sticking out like a sore thumb. Definitely flavorful. #twohands #barossavalley #shiraz #syrah #bigboy #australia #ctbucklinwine

8.5

Jason Lede Delectable Pro

raspberry jam x hedonistic x boozy x ashy

raspberry jam x hedonistic x boozy x ashy

9.2

Denis Roudenko Delectable Pro

16/20 (90/100) Пряно, свежо, но на удивление уже без больших обещаний, практически готово и не на заоблачном уровне

16/20 (90/100) Пряно, свежо, но на удивление уже без больших обещаний, практически готово и не на заоблачном уровне

9.0

Lori Wise Delectable Pro

Grest Shiraz. Best two Hands Bella's in mammy years

Grest Shiraz. Best two Hands Bella's in mammy years

9.0

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

Not as over the top as the Mollydooker. Here the grapes are extracted but not to the point where they have become raisins. I just wish they handled the fruit with a little more deftness

Not as over the top as the Mollydooker. Here the grapes are extracted but not to the point where they have become raisins. I just wish they handled the fruit with a little more deftness

Thomas Epps

Very nice!

Very nice!

9.6

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