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Two Hands 'Bellas Garden' Shiraz 2009
James Halliday 95
"Deep, bright colour; dark and concentrated blackberry and licorice bouquet, showing considerable restraint compared to previous editions; vibrant, juicy and focused, pulling back from sheer power with real grace and verve; very long to conclude, and worthy of time in the cellar."

Wine Spectator 94
WS TOP 100 2011 Rank 35
"Complex, focused, fresh and distinctive for its mineral-accented cherry and plum flavors, hinting at licorice, bay leaf, black tea and pepper as the finish ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#9892
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James Halliday 95
"Deep, bright colour; dark and concentrated blackberry and licorice bouquet, showing considerable restraint compared to previous editions; vibrant, juicy and focused, pulling back from sheer power with real grace and verve; very long to conclude, and worthy of time in the cellar."

Wine Spectator 94
WS TOP 100 2011 Rank 35
"Complex, focused, fresh and distinctive for its mineral-accented cherry and plum flavors, hinting at licorice, bay leaf, black tea and pepper as the finish lingers against refined, mouthcaressing tannins. This has depth and lingers well. Drink now through 2019. From Australia." ~H.S.

Rhone Report 94
"A wine that unfolds beautifully with air, the 2009 Two Hands Shiraz Bella's Garden is 100% Shiraz that was aged for 18 months in 20% new French oak hogsheads, and the remainder in 1, 2, 3, and 4 year old French oak. Restrained and elegant on the nose, with spiced blackberries and assorted red fruits, lavender, underbrush, and solid floral undertones, the wine is full bodied, seamless, fresh, and superbly balanced on the palate. Over the evening, this continues to gain in stature and depth, without showing any additional weight, and presents a fantastic mouthful of poised, pure fruit that's balanced by solid structure and a rich, concentrated profile. Fantastic now (with a decant), this should evolve and aged gracefully for a decade or longer"
About Two Hands Wines
The original aim was, and still is, to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized growing regions throughout Australia. With so much Australian wine being sold around the globe under multi-region labels in a formulaic style, the intention was to break the mould and showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional and vineyard characteristics by allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines.

Two Hands' first vintage was in 2000, after a modest $30k investment and starting with just 17 tonnes of fruit. The journey had started.

Michael's wine contacts in the US and UK helped launch the brand and favourable critical reaction put Two Hands in the spotlight soon after. The early success helped Two Hands gradually increase production and venture out to launch the full Garden Series with the 2003 vintage, something truly unique in Australia. Gnarly Dudes joined its stablemate Angels' Share in the Picture Series, and the portfolio was starting to take shape. Later that year, Michael was driving down a dusty track in the Western Ranges of the Barossa Valley and first saw the run down uninhabited cottage next to the Marananga Creek that was to become the home of Two Hands – Kraehe House. Michael's vision was to reflect the Barossa heritage with the sandstone frontage and verandah, but create something modern and luxurious on the inside: the Cellar Door and Bakehouse opened in December 2003 just in time for Christmas and turned local hospitality on its head – anyone could walk in and taste Flagship Shiraz Ares, no matter where they were from or if they had money to spend.
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