Founded in 1999, Two Hands Wines has become one of the most recognized wine producers in Australia. While they initially began producing only Shiraz, the winery has since branched out into a full line of red and white wines, using a number of varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Grenache, to name a few.
The 2010 Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz was 100% Shiraz. The wine was aged in French oak barrels (15% new, 25% one- and two-year old, 60% three- and four-year old) for 20 months. The wine carried a listed ABV of 15.5%.
Over the years, I had tasted a number of the Two Hands “Garden Series” with great success. On the basis of my past experience, I tried their 2010 Angels Share earlier this year. That outing was less than spectacular.
Coming across a bottle of Bella’s Garden in a local wine store, I decided to see if I could redeem my faith in the brand.