Ranked #71 of 133 2013 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Dense purple colour; with a prune juice aroma, bright and bold. The palate is gritty and loaded with supple tannins, with a trace of graphite. The tannins are grippy and bold, and it demands patience. A massive and rather unformed wine. It's a bit raw today, very tannic indeed, but has the makings of a good bottle of red.
Drink: 2020 to 2038
94 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz Bella's Garden has wonderfully pure black and blue fruit notes of crushed blackberries, wild blueberries and cassis with nuances of black pepper, star anise, tar and cumin seed. Big, rich and concentrated in the mouth, the full-bodied palate bursts with peppered blackberry flavors supported by firm, grainy tannins and lively acidity, finishing with great persistence.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. June, 2015