Two Hands Shovel Blanc Merlot Cabernet Franc 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $39.99 $29.99
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Item No. 83995

Winemaker's Notes

An intriguing blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, made from a brilliant vineyard that year in, year out exhibits amazing fruit purity.

A gorgeous purple red colour. Upfront red fruits and cedar spice on the nose. The palate has lashings of unctuous cassis and liquorice supported by gentle oak handling, with fine chalky tannins this is an excellent food wine that has charmed visitors to our cellar door.

"The screw cap finished 2003 Shovel Blanc is one of the most successful blends of Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%) I have tasted outside of Bordeaux. It exhibits abundant amounts of cranberry, cherry, and red currant like fruit, good spice, a subtle integration of wood, fine elegance, and a medium bodied finish." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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