Grape Variety : Shiraz
Tasting Notes : Deep inky violet, dark cherry and fresh figs.
Vintage : 2012
Ageing Potential : Drink now or in the next 15 years.
Serving Temperature : 15-18 ℃
95 points, Wine Spectator’s #16 out of Top 100 in 2014 list.
93+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
92 points, Decanter Magazine Review Panel
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A constant feature by Wine Journalists and Critics from all over the world, Two Hands almost needs no introduction. Focusing on several regions of Australia (mostly south and Victoria), Two Hands relies on the relationship with their growers to produce fruit of excellent quality. Bella’s Garden, the largest of the bottlings, is reflection of what top quality Barossa has to offer.
Deep inky violet with a dark cherry hue and a luscious viscosity, the nose opens to freshly pitted dark cherries, fresh figs and dried Chinese plums. Leaving it in the glass for 15-20 minutes opens up characters of cardamom, cinnamon and licorice. In the palate, a round and soft cushion of plums and figs engulf the entry before residing into an attractive, excitable acidity that is subtle in retrospect to its opening. Like a wolf in sheepskin, the mid palate takes time to comprehend the layers of fruit, fresh cut herbs and the multitude of spices dressed in a velvety, texture of soft tannins and acidity. The finish roars with a resounding triumph of a great Barossa, long with blistering flavors but a silky, cushioned roll down the throat despite its 15% abv. A wine to keep, ponder, fascinate, excite, love and cry at the same time.
Drink now or in the next 15 years. Serve at 15-18 degrees celcius in a Bordeaux shaped glass tapered towards the top but with a wide-rimmed opening.
Best paired with lighter, less intense braises of meat like Coq-Au-Vin or Pork Cassoulet. Grilled lamb and pork shoulder cuts with a spice rub and caramelized onions, garlic, vegetables would be perfect. Asian possibilities include Braised Beef Brisket with Mushrooms, Cumin-Spiced Lamb Leg, Braised Duck with Anise, Cloves and Cardamom.
|Dimensions||30 x 7 x 7 cm|