Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2007
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley|
Ripe, fleshy and generous, but not nearly over the top, with gorgeous cherry, pomegranate, black olive and bay leaf flavors arching beautifully and swirling through the long, supple finish. Best from 2010 through 2017.
Despite an elevated alcohol level of 15.5%, the 2007 Bella's Garden Shiraz displays a crisp, red raspberry fruitiness framed by cedar and cocoa. It's surprisingly focused for this level of ripeness, the structure imparted more by acids than tannins. Drink it over the near term.
The 2007 Shiraz Bella's Garden from Barossa Valley was not singing on the day I tasted it. Muted aromatically and compact on the palate, it also appears to be slightly off-dry.