Two Hands Brave Faces Shiraz Grenache 2008

Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 110799
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS91
Alcohol By Volume: 15.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep black in color with a slight red hue. Fireworks on the bouquet with rhubarb, Asian spices, intense, fresh cut flower, warm oil and roasted meats, this is extremely 'animal' on the nose. The palate is concentrated and powerful with a lovely open texture of sweet and rounded fruits, you can see the transparency of all three varietals at play here and it makes the wine interesting and different, as they all end on a seamless note. The tannins of the Mataro kick in on the mid palate and pulls the Grenache and Shiraz through on a long ride to a sweet and rounded tannin that is clean, dry and peppery. A contrasting style to the original Brave Faces, which was Shiraz/Grenache, the 2008 seems to show a little more interest and complexity.

Critical Acclaim

"A lively mouthful of toasty, coffee-accented cherry and blackberry flavors, remaining silky and expressive through the long finish. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2014. 1,250 cases made."
91 Points

Learn About Two Hands Map ItMap It

Two Hands Wines was founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. Their aim was, and still is, to produce the best possible wines from prized Shiraz growng regions throughout Australia. Quality without compromise is a core value that drives all decisions from fruit and oak selection to packaging and promotion. Winemaker Matt Wenk has been with Two Hands since 2002 and,...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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