Two Hands Bella's Garden 2011 Shiraz, $44.09-$67.99, 93 points, appeared almost black at the core tapering a more purple rather than red, and reaching the leggy glass wall pomegranate-red and finally clear.
The complex aroma had a tendency to shift from warm earth smells to cedar and clove to black currant, and finally a toasty blackberry.
The near full body was rich and silky smooth with good acidity and luscious sweet tannin.
A plethora of black fruit, cola, hints of cranberry, and black licorice were flavorful.
Finished quite long on a vibrant spiciness with a wash of eucalyptus and some restrained heat (14.5% alcohol).
Seriously, I'd much rather have this than chocolates or a "Cupcake" for Valentine's Day!
Controversy seems to follow this wine in every vintage, and if you are interested in my opinion of those which would score this wine in the mid-eighties I've provided a link to my post and comments of two and half years ago when I reviewed the 2008 vintage: Two Hands 2008 Bella's Garden
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