• ST: 93

    Stephen Tanzer Score

    93

    Close
  • WS: 95

    Wine Spectator Score

    95

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Two Hands Shiraz Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Rrp62 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Black to the core, magenta rim Aroma: Cherries, plums, chocolate, cedar, spice and scorched earth. Very seductive. Taste: Dense plums explode onto the palate with spice, subtle chocolate and tar. The fine tannin backbone rolls on and on from the mid palate, surrounded by fresh juiciness, dark fruit and subtle oak.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.9434594594595 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Two Hands Wines Pty Ltd:
The 'two hands' are Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz who formed the company in 1999 with the clear objective of making the best possible shiraz based wines from prized shiraz producing regions within Australia. Michael Twelftree, initially from a construction background, spent a number of years exporting Australian wine to USA and Asia. Richard Mintz, a chartered accountant, was f... Read more
The 'two hands' are Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz who formed the company in 1999 with the clear objective of making the best possible shiraz based wines from prized shiraz producing regions within Australia. Michael Twelftree, initially from a construction background, spent a number of years exporting Australian wine to USA and Asia. Richard Mintz, a chartered accountant, was formerly CEO of one of Australia's leading cooperages in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. With Twelftree’s contacts and wine savvy approach and Mintz’s management skills and business acumen, the two old friends decided to make some wine together. In 2000 they started with just 17 tonnes of fruit from the McLaren Vale and Padthaway wine regions. From the beginning the wines were very well received at home and abroad with a healthy stream of reviews, culminating in 2004 with Robert M. Parker pronouncing Two Hands as "the finest negociant operation south of the equator". The heart of the operation is based in the Barossa Valley; the cellar door and winery are located in the sub district of Marananga. Opened in December 2003, the cellar door is already regarded as one of the highlights of the region with its contemporary interior design and commitment to providing guests with an educational and personal wine experience. The Marananga winery was officially opened in November 2004, designed specifically for small batch production of the very best parcels of fruit. Since the winery opened, Two Hands sucess has gone from strength to strength with numerous accolades defining the culture of the organisation. Two Hands Wines were listed in the Wine Spectator Top 100 for the last five years with two listings in the top 10, most recently the 2005 Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz at #5 and The Ares voted one of the 25 Benchmark Wines of Australia. Consistent 90+ reviews from Robert Parker Jnr's Wine Advocate, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, James Halliday's Wine Companion, Wine Spectator and the UK Decanter magazine is further testament to the company's ability to capture the terroir of each vineyard and carefully nurture the characteristics of each parcel. Two Hands continues to extend its distribution around the world, branching out from the Australian domestic and United States of America markets to now include the export markets of the United Kingdom, Asia, Canada, New Zealand and the European Union. Two Hands Wines are eagerly awaited, the markets and consumers demonstrating a thirst for top end Australian wine, in particular shiraz from South Australian wine regions. Read less

Member Reviews for Two Hands Shiraz Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Rrp62

Add your review
Snooth User: moviegal226
114149139
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/21/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Vinfolio
2854093
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/13/2008

Blockbuster wine. Inky and opaque ruby/purple stain. Cocked and loaded aromatics of blackberry, black plum, earthy spice and licorice root. The palate is complicated, layered and chock-full of black fruit highlighted with bing and red cherry, red currant and baker's chocolate and hints of clove. This is bursting with flavor and concentration, but has a beautiful acidity that saves it from being plodding. Needs a good 1-2 years age before it really comes into its own and will continue for at least a decade.


Snooth User: Serg  Lyashenko
113588963
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/09/2013

Прекрасное вино, с ярко выражеными ягодными нотками


Snooth User: valkat09
21647414
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 08/08/2009

Delicious but not worth more than $20.


Snooth User: Wroxton
20444470
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/24/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: pkoster6000
2923738
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/05/2008

(2007) Still young needs time to open up when opening bottle. Very smooth with slight earthy tones. Excellent berry combinations of cherry and blackberry. Will stay with you for a while and improves slightly upon finishing. Will only get better with a few more years


Snooth User: anchca
2400701,492
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/05/2013

Inky, dark red-black. Clear and brilliant. Big, intense nose of dark fruits and berries. A bit of oak, vanilla and toasty spice. Sweet blueberries and a hint of anise. A very slight whiff of dill that blew off after a few minutes. Loads of dark fruit accompanied by some spice and cedar notes. Medium to medium long finish with black licorice on the back end. Nice medium tannins, acidity and weight. Overall a very good wine but not as outstanding as I had hoped for.


1 2

External Reviews for Two Hands Shiraz Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Rrp62

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 12/12/2014

Bella's Garden does it again! The 2012 vintage is #16 on the Wine Spectator Top 100! It received 95 points and this rave review "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." Here's your chance to grab that incredible wine along with the also fantastic 2011 which scored 93, 92+ and 91 at a deep discount. Get 3 bottles each of these beautiful and collectible Barossa Valley Shiraz and save 15%. Grab it now they won't last long! [SamplerList]


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/16/2015

Brilliant violet color. Powerful, deeply pitched aromas of blue fruit preserves, licorice, incense and mocha are lifted by a sexy Indian spice quality. Stains the palate with sweet dark fruit and cocoa flavors that gain energy and lift with aeration. Rich and expansive but lively as well. Closes velvety and very long, with lingering smokiness and smooth, harmonious tannins.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 12/24/2014

Just selected the #16 Wine in the Wine Spectator Top 100 for 2014! Full bodied, ripe, layered Shiraz sourced from top vineyards in Barossa and vinted with the skill and artistry that has made this winery legendary. The Wine Spectator scored it 95 points saying "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." Extremely Limited!!


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Bella’s Garden Shiraz has a nose of blackberry preserves and warm cassis with hints of menthol, dark chocolate, cardamom and cedar. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, the abundant fruit is well matched by firm, rounded tannins and refreshing acid before finishing with great length. Drink it now to 2024+.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/08/2013

In November 2011, Two Hands was named in the Wine Spectator's annual Top 100 for the 9th consecutive year, an achievement that has never been equaled by any other winery the world over.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 03/13/2013

Aromas of cherries plus chocolate, cedar, spice and scorched earth. On the palate dense plums explode onto the palate with spice, subtle chocolate and tar. The fine tannin backbone rolls on and on from the mid palate, surrounded by fresh juiciness, dark fruit and subtle oak.


1 2 3 4 5  ...  10


All Prices

Shipping to:

Color: Black to the core, magenta rim Aroma: Cherries, plums, chocolate, cedar, spice and scorched earth. Very seductive. Taste: Dense plums explode onto the palate with spice, subtle chocolate and tar. The fine tannin backbone rolls on and on from the mid palate, surrounded by fresh juiciness, dark fruit and subtle oak.

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Syrah Top Lists







Snooth Media Network