The Two Brothers label burst upon the
value wine scene three years ago, offering a bargain red from Chile with
high quality and a philanthropic reason to buy it – the proceeds go to
breast cancer research. The wine was a tribute by Alex and Eric
Bartholomaus to their mother, Liliana, who succumbed to breast cancer,
and was such an instant success that the brothers have contributed more
than $500,000 to the cause through 2004, with another $250,000 projected
for this year.
Now they expand their line with the delightful 2003 Syrah from
Colchagua Valley in Chile. It is soft and supple, instantly appealing
with blueberry and cherry fruit and the telltale smoky flint of Chile.
It lacks depth, but makes up for it with plenty of charm. Okay, so I’m a
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