TWO HANDS BELLA'S GARDEN SHIRAZ - 2005
15.2% alcohol from Barossa Valley, Australia.
Dark inky purple color with a huge grape jam nose. Thick, saturated and intense. Black currants, plum and blackberry flavors with a high note of sweetness on the big tannin yet smooth jazz finish. Some oak on the back palate.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Douro-esque in its structure, clarity and fruit. The alcohol is beautifully integrated. A seriously impressive and complicated wine that is both a crowd-pleaser and heaven for the wine geek as well.