James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2007
by James Halliday, James Halliday's Wine Companion, August 2006
TWO HANDS WINES: 5 STAR
Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
Very strong, deep, purple-red; a full-bodied, luscious array of blackberry, plum and licorice; supple, ripe tannins. Just copes with the alcohol.
Rating 95 Drink 2024
Bad Impersonator Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
Achieves elegance through the intensity of the black fruits, spice and seamless French oak; fine tannins; long, fruit-driven finish.
Rating 94 Drink 2019
Lily's Garden McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
Dense colour; gloriously generous blackberry and dark chocolate fruit; firm structure and tannin backbone.
Rating 92 Drink 2014
Max's Garden Heathcote Shiraz 2004
Deep, almost opaque, purple-red; intense, finely boned palate; masses of spicy black fruits, and almost delicate tannins.
Rating 94 Drink 2014
Samantha's Garden Clare Valley Shiraz 2004
A less bright hue than that of Bella's; full bodied, complex black fruits, earth and chocolate; good length, fine tannins.
Rating 94 Drink 2020
Brave Faces Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache 2004
Good colour; once again, no reduction evident; a range of blackberry, raspberry, plum and spice flavours; fine silky tannins; overall elegance and length.
Rating 93 Drink 2012
The Wolf Clare Valley Riesling 2005
Clean, mineral, slate and apple aromas; long intense lemon/lime palate; good balancing acidity.
Rating 92 Drink 2015
Harry & Edward's Garden Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2004
Aromatic blackberry, confit and polished leather aromas; luscious black fruits and chocolate; lingering finish and a twist of the 15% alcohol.
Rating 92 Drink 2015
Sophie's Garden Padthaway Shiraz 2004
Dense colour; ripe plum, prune, blackberry and leather; the alcohol fractionally hollows the palate.
Rating 92 Drink 2019
Yesterday's Hero Grenache 2004
Brightly coloured; sweet raspberry, black cherry and blackberry fruit; fine tannins, subtle oak.
Rating 92 Drink 2011
Angels Share McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
Youthful purple-red; clean bouquet, no reduction; generous juicy blackberry, plum and dark chocolate fruit; subtle oak; carries 14.5% alcohol easily.
Rating 91 Drink 2014
Aphrodite Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Medium-bodied, elegant style; clean blackcurrant, cassis and mulberry fruit, finely balanced tannins and oak.
Rating 91 Drink 2012