The wine is deep ruby colour. On the nose the wine has medium(+) intensity aromas with primary aromas of black fruit (black plum, black cherry and blackberry) vegetable (beans) and secondary aromas of oak (coffee, dark chocolate, charred wood) and a hint of meat.
On the palate the wine is dry with medium acidity, high alcohol and medium(+) ripe soft tannins. The wine has medium(+) intensity flavours with primary flavours of black fruit (black plum, black cherry and blackberry) vegetable (beans) and secondary flavours of oak (coffee, dark chocolate, charred wood) and a hint of meat.
The wine is full bodied and has a medium(+) finish.
The wine is outstanding. The wine is fruity and juicy and has some hints of secondary aromas and flavors. The tannins are ripe and smooth and richness of fruit and the acidity balance out the high alcohol. The finish could be longer, but overall the wine is an outstanding example of new world Shiraz from a relatively warm climate with ripe black fruit flavors and a hint of meaty aromas and flavours.
The wine is suitable for bottle aging. Currently the wine seems very youthful. It is full of fresh and juicy black fruit aromas and flavours and is just beginning to show some tertiary aromas and flavours of cooked black plum and meat. The wine will continue to develop these aromas and typical aromas of Syrah over time. The wine has structure to develop with bottle aging. It is full bodied has medium acidity and medium(+) ripe soft tannins that will support it over the next 5-7 years. — 22 days ago
Nose of blackberry, fig, dark spice, black tea, and hint of violet and rusty iron. The palate is ripe, slightly raisiny, but with a streaking round acidity that adds tension and balance. Mellow tannins leading to a long bitter sweet finish.
Probably the most widely available bottling from the garden series, the Bella always delivers. — 11 days ago
An old fave of ours, and our only bottle - sniff... impressive as it appears to have stood still in the bottle.
Absolutely zero detectable signs of aging on the eye, nose or palate. While their are some tertiary herbal/tobacco notes in the background, the fruits are center-stage. Strawberry jam combines with pomegranate and bright acidity, to create a vigorous experience. The Barossa soil is also on display throughout. A stunning example. If stored correctly, there is no rush to consume this. — 25 days ago
Opens with vanilla, raspberry highlights, black fruited foundation, nice acidity and fine savoury tannin. Needed a good couple of hours for it to all come together with an earthy broad savoury finesse and finish. Next time (I’ve got 5 bottles left) will begin with a 2 hour decant and cut to where I like it :) — 18 days ago
Really fantastic Shiraz with its spice pepper notes but mellow body for the rib eye caramelised vegetables and the palette cleansing raw perilla leaves — 3 days ago
"this Tempranillo, with its rich bramble, berry, violet and red pepper palate is as alluring as is the wonderful rich purple hue. This wine was produced from excellent Barossa fruit" — 9 days ago