Torbreck Descendant 2005

Barossa Valley
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£52.50 per bottle
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96 Points - Stuart McCloskey

The 2005 is composed of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier and is sourced from young Run Rig cuttings. Glass-coating glycerine and a complex array of lavender, violets, blueberry and blackberry on the nose. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated with a noticeable uplift from the Viognier (and firm nod towards a great Hermitage). The purity and definition here is simply beautiful.

Taste & Aroma

Score:96

The 2005 is composed of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier and is sourced from young Run Rig cuttings. Glass-coating glycerine and a complex array of lavender, violets, blueberry and blackberry on the nose. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated with a noticeable uplift from the Viognier (and firm nod towards a great Hermitage). The purity and definition here is simply beautiful.

Stuart McCloskey

Producer

Although founder and former winemaker, Dave Powell is no longer associated with this label, Torbreck is still a force to be reckoned with; firmly entrenched in the upper echelons of Barossa Valley’s wine elite.

Taking its name from a forest in Inverness, Scotland, most of Torbreck’s production is dedicated to red wines using traditional Rhone varieties from estate grown fruit as well as those sourced from contract growers where all aspects of vineyard activities are under their control. Along with the celebrated RunRig, labels such as The Steading, The Struie, The Pict, Descendant and The Factor enjoy a very high reputation for consistency as well as longevity.  

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Torbreck Wine

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Region

Situated in South Australia, 60 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, lies the Barossa Valley which has been producing wine since 1842 and these days is recognised as Australia’s quintessential wine region. The hot climate mixed with the ironstone and sandstone soil in the valley, makes excellent growing conditions for grapes and in particular, Shiraz (or Syrah) which classically is full bodied with earthy and spicy notes. Over the last 15 years there has also been an increased interest in the other red Rhone varietals Grenache and Mourvedre. The non-irrigated old vineyards on the cooler west side of the valley are the most treasured and provide fruit for Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds Grange among many other top-quality bottlings.

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