"Light and distinctive with spicy cherry and anise flavors, which echo nicely on a soft finish. Pair with rich full flavored pasta, grilled beef or chicken dishes."
"91 Pts. Wine Spectator The 2011 vintage of Bella's Garden features a dark, almost black color with aromas of lovely red fruits including subtle raspberries, five spice, cedar and sandlewood. Juicy red fruits burst onto the palate and roll on and on, balanced with fine tannins and subtle oak. This wine has great length and an elegant framework."
"Alluring plum, game, spice, coffee and toast aromas and flavors, with a ripe, plush texture and finish. A superb value. Drink now. 5,000 cases made. 89 pts. - JM"
"This medium-bodied wine has an inviting berry aroma and a soft, pleasing texture. Oliver's Shiraz is friendly and approachable wine plus loaded with soft lush fruit and supple tannins."
"97 Rating! Antonio Galloni Black core, deep red rim. Leaping out of the glass, this wines aromas are vibrant and inviting. It is full of mocha, spice, subtle vanilla and kirsch with dark chocolate, black olives and satsuma plums. Juicy, yet tight from the get go with plenty of life through the palate. Full of plums, spice, subtle black olives and chocolate with long fine tannins."
"Ripe and pure mixed berry fruit, spice, beautiful creamy vanilla oak laid on thick, a musky perfume - aromatically highly appealing. It's full bodied with a flood of smooth flavour and creamy silky tannin that spreads out on the finish, becoming more open weave and prominent. Additional flavours of Barossa coal, meat and soy, but it's the seductive choc-berry fruit and oak flavours that carry the day. Delicious. Exemplary modern day Barossa Shiraz."
"94 Points- WE. Full bodied and densely concentrated. As it's aged solely in large vats, there's no oak influence and the wine needs a bit of bottle age to come around. For now, it's a bit monolithic, showing hints of mint, black olive and ripe raspberries before ending long and fine. Drink 2017-2030, and perhaps beyond."
"91 pts Robert Parker \ufffdSuper Value\ufffd \ufffdIt has oodles of fruit, a big, thick, juicy mouthfeel, velvety tannins, and lots of cr\ufffdme de cassis, blackberry, peppery, and tar-like notes in a deep, full-bodied, lush style that should drink nicely for 3-4 years.\ufffd Robert Parker, 1/6/10 \ufffdRemarkable Price\ufffd"
"Deep purple-crimson in colour, this medium- to-full-bodied wine has red and black fruit, principally cherry, abundant ripe tannins and a perfectly balanced amount of oak; the finish is well-balanced and lengthy."
"100 WA. Deep garnet-black with a hint of purple to the color, with subtle kirsch, preserved plum, dried mulberry and Christmas cake notes intermingled with hints of violets, cinnamon stick, mocha and game. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it perfectly balances the wine's generous fruit flavors with firm, velvety tannins and seamlessly vibrant, lively acid."