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Bella's Garden Shiraz

9.3137 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
William Hughes

Boldness and finesse! This wine has layers. Cola, Rainer cherries, blueberries, wet earth, sweet spices, orange peel, kirsch.... The description can go on. The tannins are resolved and the acidity is still pleasant. The nose is perfumed, savory, and is a real joy to linger over while savoring the long finish. ( I dig the sandalwood notes). Bella’s Garden is certainly the most consistent of the Garden series wines and 2012 is a terrific vintage. This wine was waiting in my cellar, but I won’t wait too long to drink the next bottle as the wine is at its peak.

Boldness and finesse! This wine has layers. Cola, Rainer cherries, blueberries, wet earth, sweet spices, orange peel, kirsch.... The description can go on. The tannins are resolved and the acidity is still pleasant. The nose is perfumed, savory, and is a real joy to linger over while savoring the long finish. ( I dig the sandalwood notes). Bella’s Garden is certainly the most consistent of the Garden series wines and 2012 is a terrific vintage. This wine was waiting in my cellar, but I won’t wait too long to drink the next bottle as the wine is at its peak.

Mar 22nd, 2019
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

8.9

Very ripe style, sweet dried black fruits (figs, plums), thyme, mint, black tea, tannins are really soft for a 5-6 year old Shiraz. Not enough tannin there to counter the sweetness and alcohol. Definitely good, but lacks refinement.

Very ripe style, sweet dried black fruits (figs, plums), thyme, mint, black tea, tannins are really soft for a 5-6 year old Shiraz. Not enough tannin there to counter the sweetness and alcohol. Definitely good, but lacks refinement.

Dec 24th, 2017
Mark Geller

Been on a Syrah/Shiraz kick. Gotta hand it to those Aussies. This is a great wine. Just enough fruit up front with a solid spicy kick on the back end.

Been on a Syrah/Shiraz kick. Gotta hand it to those Aussies. This is a great wine. Just enough fruit up front with a solid spicy kick on the back end.

2 people found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2014
Marshall Parrish

Right up there with all the other Bella's Garden. They are one of the most consistent wines out there. It is a BUY at anything under $65

Right up there with all the other Bella's Garden. They are one of the most consistent wines out there. It is a BUY at anything under $65

1 person found it helpfulAug 20th, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.5

A touch disjointed with the alcohol sticking out like a sore thumb. Definitely flavorful. #twohands #barossavalley #shiraz #syrah #bigboy #australia #ctbucklinwine

A touch disjointed with the alcohol sticking out like a sore thumb. Definitely flavorful. #twohands #barossavalley #shiraz #syrah #bigboy #australia #ctbucklinwine

Aug 7th, 2016
Jason Lede

raspberry jam x hedonistic x boozy x ashy

raspberry jam x hedonistic x boozy x ashy

Apr 24th, 2016
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (90/100)

Пряно, свежо, но на удивление уже без больших обещаний, практически готово и не на заоблачном уровне

16/20 (90/100)

Пряно, свежо, но на удивление уже без больших обещаний, практически готово и не на заоблачном уровне

Aug 3rd, 2015
Lori Wise

Grest Shiraz. Best two Hands Bella's in mammy years

Grest Shiraz. Best two Hands Bella's in mammy years

Jul 18th, 2014
Isabelle Parenti

Good depth and tannin, but the 2012 could use a couple more years to open I think :) luckily we have another bottle!

Good depth and tannin, but the 2012 could use a couple more years to open I think :) luckily we have another bottle!

Apr 11th, 2019
Ryan Guy

Black cherry and dark berry fruit, mixed with tobacco, clove, black pepper, smoked meats, and anise on the nose. Full body, with firm tannins and juicy red fruit. Finish is strong and softens with air. Hold a few more years. Excited to see what this tastes like in 5 more years.

Black cherry and dark berry fruit, mixed with tobacco, clove, black pepper, smoked meats, and anise on the nose. Full body, with firm tannins and juicy red fruit. Finish is strong and softens with air. Hold a few more years. Excited to see what this tastes like in 5 more years.

Dec 31st, 2017