Saturday, 27 August 2011

Two Hands Brave Faces GSM 2010

A great mate of mine has been beating the drum about these blokes for sometime. He is particularly partial to the Gnarly Dudes Shiraz. So he lobs up with the Brave Faces under his wing and a cheeky grin on his face, still beating the drum! We ripped the cap off and into the decanter it went.

What a absolute belter! A Grenache (74%) Shiraz (15%) Mataro (11%) blend from the Barossa (14.3% abv) which spent 14 months in French Oak.

Black fruit with a nose of forest floor, herbs, cherries and raspberries. There is a sweetness from the Grenache, but what strikes me is how it sits on the palate. You know when you get a piece of chocolate and let it sit on your tongue and it fills your mouth with a silky smooth, rounded fullness of flavour? Yeah. That's what's happening here. Finish is long and damn good. Not a drop left in the bottle.
Quality gear for around the $22 mark. It drinks very well for a 2010 and medium term cellaring potential.

A super drop worth having a look at. And after being wowed by this little number, I might have to get my mate back to have a look at that Gnarly Dudes Shiraz.