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2011 Two Hands Brave Faces: ‘Super-Exciting’

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Chicago Tribune (and widely syndicated) wine writer Bill St. John takes a look at Grenache in a new article this week. It’s a fascinating exploration of this often-underappreciated grape, and standing out among the wines he reviewed: the 2011 Two Hands Brave Faces.

2011 Two Hands Grenache “Brave Faces” Barossa Valley Australia: You’re thinking it’s holding back on you at first sip, then the flavors explode, shot in on fine-grained tannins; super-exciting. $45

We should note that while Brave Faces is primarily Grenache – it makes up 80 percent of the blend – there are also important Shiraz (12 percent) and Mataro (8 percent) components. (For a 100 percent Grenache wine, don’t forget that the 2011 Two Hands Yesterday’s Hero earlier this month rang up an outstanding 93 point score from the Wine Spectator’s Harvey Steiman.)

You can read Bill St. John’s full Grenache story here, republished on the Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Va., website.

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