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Two Hands Brave Faces 2015

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In the mid 1980s, South Australia's old Shiraz and Grenache vines were either being removed due to a lack of demand or being picked early and made into white wine. Brave Faces is a tribute to the men and women that loyally tended their vineyards allowing them to remain intact today. A serious food wine, Brave Faces shows what a wonderful marriage Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro can be when blended with balance in mind.

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Two Hands Wines Pty Ltd:
The 'two hands' are Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz who formed the company in 1999 with the clear objective of making the best possible shiraz based wines from prized shiraz producing regions within Australia. Michael Twelftree, initially from a construction background, spent a number of years exporting Australian wine to USA and Asia. Richard Mintz, a chartered accountant, was f... Read more
The 'two hands' are Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz who formed the company in 1999 with the clear objective of making the best possible shiraz based wines from prized shiraz producing regions within Australia. Michael Twelftree, initially from a construction background, spent a number of years exporting Australian wine to USA and Asia. Richard Mintz, a chartered accountant, was formerly CEO of one of Australia's leading cooperages in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. With Twelftree’s contacts and wine savvy approach and Mintz’s management skills and business acumen, the two old friends decided to make some wine together. In 2000 they started with just 17 tonnes of fruit from the McLaren Vale and Padthaway wine regions. From the beginning the wines were very well received at home and abroad with a healthy stream of reviews, culminating in 2004 with Robert M. Parker pronouncing Two Hands as "the finest negociant operation south of the equator". The heart of the operation is based in the Barossa Valley; the cellar door and winery are located in the sub district of Marananga. Opened in December 2003, the cellar door is already regarded as one of the highlights of the region with its contemporary interior design and commitment to providing guests with an educational and personal wine experience. The Marananga winery was officially opened in November 2004, designed specifically for small batch production of the very best parcels of fruit. Since the winery opened, Two Hands sucess has gone from strength to strength with numerous accolades defining the culture of the organisation. Two Hands Wines were listed in the Wine Spectator Top 100 for the last five years with two listings in the top 10, most recently the 2005 Bella's Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz at #5 and The Ares voted one of the 25 Benchmark Wines of Australia. Consistent 90+ reviews from Robert Parker Jnr's Wine Advocate, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, James Halliday's Wine Companion, Wine Spectator and the UK Decanter magazine is further testament to the company's ability to capture the terroir of each vineyard and carefully nurture the characteristics of each parcel. Two Hands continues to extend its distribution around the world, branching out from the Australian domestic and United States of America markets to now include the export markets of the United Kingdom, Asia, Canada, New Zealand and the European Union. Two Hands Wines are eagerly awaited, the markets and consumers demonstrating a thirst for top end Australian wine, in particular shiraz from South Australian wine regions. Read less

Member Reviews for Two Hands Brave Faces

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Snooth User: penguinoid
1482961,216
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/12/2009

Nose of dark fruits, bramble fruits, chocolate & subtle oak in the form of pencil shavings. Palate of dark fruits, with subtle oak and a certain amount of almost earthy richness from the grenache. An excellent example of a Barossa GSM - very fruit dominated, but interesting enough that it's not just a 2 dimensional fruit bomb.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/04/2009

Intense and refined Shiraz with aromas of rich blackberry jam, plums and powdered sugar rounded out with clove and vanilla. Full bodied on the palate with Black cherries, mint and cinnamon. Long... long finish of sour cherry. This is a serious shiraz.

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Snooth User: Piccolo59
348940
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 11/16/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Two Hands Brave Faces

External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/19/2013

Twelftree Wines are an exclusive selection of single vineyard wines. These wines are handmade by Michael Twelftree, co-founder of Two Hands Wines. The wines are very small production.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/15/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 Two Hands Shiraz / Grenache Brave Faces 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/22/2009

Bright colour; ripe raspberry, blackberry and thyme bouquet; medium-bodied palate, with ample sweet fruit, complemented by savoury wild herb complexity; quite zesty acidity on the finish... James Halliday. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 Two Hands Shiraz / Grenache Brave Faces 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 10/18/2009

The purple-colored 2007 Shiraz (64%)-Grenache (18%)-Mataro (18%) Brave Faces was aged in seasoned oak. It reveals earth notes, game, black cherry, and blueberry leading to a smooth-textured, forward, succulent wine with good grip and length. Drink it... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 Two Hands Shiraz / Grenache Brave Faces 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 02/06/2009

Deep plum colour with purple hue. AROMA Hints of cedary oak backed by juicy morello cherry and blackberry fruit. PALATE Soft and approachable silky tannins mingle with sweet spice and juicy red fruits. This is a great food wine perfect with pork


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Vintage: 2005 04/01/2008

Two Hands Brave Faces Shiraz/Grenache Barossa Valley


External Review
Vintage: 2004 02/24/2010

Two Hands Brave Faces Barossa Valley Shiraz / Grenache / Mataro 2004: in Barriques gereift (10 Monate), lagerfähig 4 - 6 Jahre ab Jahrgang, empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°CJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Two Hands WinesRebsorte: 65% Shiraz35% GrenacheRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.15 Rotwein



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In the mid 1980s, South Australia's old Shiraz and Grenache vines were either being removed due to a lack of demand or being picked early and made into white wine. Brave Faces is a tribute to the men and women that loyally tended their vineyards allowing them to remain intact today. A serious food wine, Brave Faces shows what a wonderful marriage Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro can be when blended with balance in mind.

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