"#10 in the Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2006! 95 points and a Highly Recommended designation from the Wine Spectator - Dark, deep and impressively focused, a massive wall of delicious fruit -- cherry, pomegranate, raspberry and red plum are among the first to appear -- tempered with refined tannins that let the flavors sail on and on through the extended finish. Best from 2007 through 2020. 1,500 cases imported." (02/06) Wine Advocate 94pts - From the Barossa, the inky/ruby/purple-hued 2004 Shiraz Bella’s Garden offers notions of mint, blackberries, smoke, dusty earth, and a distinctive licorice and creme de cassis character. This layered, full-bodied, powerful (all of these wines have 15-16% alcohol), stunningly complex, rich, impressive Shiraz requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for 10-15." (04/06). Wine maker's Note - Deep purple with a black core in colour, the bouquet is rich and powerful with defined hints of fresh currents, cola, intense liquorice and plums, all backed by subtle tar and earth. The palate is thick and mouth coating and displaying free flowing, luschios and obvious flavours of chocolate, liquorice, black fruits and balanced natural sweetness. The highlight of this wine is the dense and confectionary mid palate that then rolls into a powerful and flavoursome end palate that is controlled by trademark Barossa tannins."