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2012 Two Hands Brave Faces: A Spectator Pick

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It’s a fairly small part of the portfolio, and the blend has only a dash of Shiraz. So you might be surprised to hear Michael Twelftree say that Brave Faces “is, in all honestly, mostly the Two Hands wine that I drink most.”

But Twelftree isn’t the only one who loves this Grenache-based wine. Wine Spectator’s Harvey Steiman has named the 2012 Brave Faces a Daily Pick. Here’s Steiman’s review of the wine, which received a 92-point rating:

Jan. 22, 2014: TWO HANDS Brave Faces Barossa Valley 2012 (92 points, $40)

A crisp, vibrant and impressive red, offering focused blackberry and black cherry fruit, wrapped in fine tannins and finishing with floral and white pepper notes. The finish persists. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Drink now through 2019. 2,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

Curious to learn more about the 2012 Brave Faces? Here’s Michael with a recent tasting of the wine, from what he calls a “stunning vintage,” the best in the winery’s history.

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