#16, Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2014 -
WS 95 WA 93+ IWC 93 W&S 90 Pts -
According to Wine Spectator - "Utterly seamless, focused, powerful and elegant, layered with cherry, boysenberry and red plum fruit, revealing glints of coffee, jasmine and cardamom that add extra nuances. Delivers complexity without extra weight. The finish won't quit. Drink now through 2022."
According to Wine Advocate - "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Bella's Garden Shiraz has a nose of blackberry preserves and warm cassis with hints of menthol, dark chocolate, cardamom and cedar. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, the abundant fruit is well matched by firm, rounded tannins and refreshing acid before finishing with great length. Drink it now to 2024+."
According to International Wine Cellar - "Brilliant violet color. Powerful, deeply pitched aromas of blue fruit preserves, licorice, incense and mocha are lifted by a sexy Indian spice quality. Stains the palate with sweet dark fruit and cocoa flavors that gain energy and lift with aeration. Rich and expansive but lively as well. Closes velvety and very long, with lingering smokiness and smooth, harmonious tannins."
According to Wine & Spirits - "Dimpled fruit scents show this wine’s hyperripe character, though it maintains a sense of refinement for all its earthy, Barossan grip. Air softens some of the hard edges, allowing black plum and cedar scents to round out the finish." 14.5% ABV.