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Two Hands Bellas Garden Barossa Shiraz 2011
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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.
Amazing pedigree. A Wine Spectator Top 100 selection eight of the last nine years including Top 10 four times. 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 2010 was 95 points and number 3 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 list and the Wine Advocate gave it the same lofty 95 point score. This 2011 is another bold, lush, densely packed wine with all of the expression and intensity this wine is known for. It's also very limited so don't wait grab some to enjoy now and to cellar for future enjoyment. Florida Weekly just selected it as an ideal Thanksgiving wine. The International Wine Cellar scored it 91 points saying "Dark ruby. Spicy cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by an exotic Indian spice quality. Chewy, round and nicely concentrated, with sweet, focused black and blue fruit compote flavors lifted by tangy acidity. Appealingly sweet on the youthfully tannic finish, which leaves allspice, blueberry and bitter chocolate notes behind. Shows the best traits of this difficult Barossa vintage and might surprise with its ability to age.". The Wine Front scored it 92+ and Wine Life Magazine scored it 93 saying "Bright ruby color with perfumed notes of red cherry, raspberries and cedar with just a subtle hint of spice behind it. If you think it’s going to be a fruit bomb from the alluring aromas, think again! The fruit is elegantly balanced and framed by the ripe tannins and 17 months in French oak. This vintage feels a little dustier than normal, but even in a difficult, cool and wet vintage, the Bella’s Garden shines."
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.
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