Item No. 0509212003517

Two Hands Bella's Garden 2017

Two Hands Bella's Garden 2017

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Varietal
Shiraz
Region
Australia
Sub-Appellation
Barossa Valley
Alcohol
14.4%

Overview

Shiraz

Aging

17 months in French Oak hogsheads and puncheons, with 13% new and the remainder in old oak.

Fermentation

Fermented in 3-10 ton open top fermenters with regular pump overs (three times daily over peak fermentation) to extract color, flavor, and tannins. Some parcels had 20% whole bunch ferment and punchdowns. Average time on skins was 14 days before the dry free run was drained to tank and the pressings combined. After 24 hours the wine was racked to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. Unfined and unfiltered.

Winemaker

Matt Wenk

Tasting Notes

Style

Aromatic, Complex, Creamy, Full Bodied, Aromatic, Complex, Creamy, Full-bodied

Flavor

Blackberry, Blueberry, Plum

Aroma

Deep set aromas of blackberry, bramble, black pepper, dried flower, Indian ink, and baking spices.

Taste

The intensity of and vibrancy of this wine hits you with a wall of flavour. This shiraz ratchets up a gear as it runs the length of the palate and caress just like a Barossa Shiraz should. An elegant wine of refined beauty and power that tightens up and commands authority. Sheer elegance seeps though the palate. The tannins start early and build momentum drawing the wine through to an extremely long and detailed finish. Notes of blackberry are prominent where complexing notes of baking spice, florals, and black pepper add light and shade.

Wine Ratings

92

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Ripe and silky, the 2017 Bella’s Garden Shiraz boasts oodles of black cherries layered with loamy-earthy notes. It’s full-bodied and expansive but stays balanced, with supple tannins lingering on the finish.

92

James Suckling