Two Hands `Bella`s Garden` Shiraz 2003 (1 x 3L) Barossa Valley, SA

A blend of our finest Shiraz barrels from across the Barossa Valley region. This is a sumptuous wine, defined by its aromatic complexity and finesse

Overview

A blend of our finest Shiraz barrels from across the Barossa Valley region. This is a sumptuous wine, defined by its aromatic complexity and finesse

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

“The pure, well-balanced 2003 Shiraz Bella’s Garden is a blockbuster. Dense ruby/purple with a perfume of smoky oak, bacon fat, black cherries, and sweet cassis, it possesses tremendous fruit, a wonderful texture, and a long, heady finish with sweet tannin. It should drink well for a decade or more.” 95 Points – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #161, Oct 2005.

Winery Tasting Notes

This is a stunning follow up to the 2002. Dense purple plum colour. Pronounced glossy dark red fruits on the nose with a hint of vanilla spice. On the palate thick swathes of rich blackberry fruit with subtle hints of cedary oak and dark chocolate with a dusting of fine chalky tannins, finishing with great persistency.

Vintage Conditions

Winter started with heavy rains, which tapered off resulting in below average rainfalls and a successful budburst in early spring. Flowering and set occurred in November, promoting uniform berry development and bunch numbers were on average for the season.

Veraison for Shiraz and Cabernet started in late January with the older vines producing lighter crops. The height of summer saw sixty five millimetres of rainfall in the last week of February requiring swift viticultural practices to prevent the onset of disease and fungus. Our 2003 Barossa Shiraz displayed great colour and depth of flavour. Yields overall were below the long-term average but the grapes were of good quality and the resultant wines display terrific potential.