Torbreck The Steading 2001

Barossa Valley
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£21.50 per bottle
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92 Points - Robert Parker

The 2001 The Steading is an age worthy effort. Made from the same blend as the Juveniles, but aged 18 months in old French and American hogsheads (300 litre barrels), it exhibits a deep plum/garnet colour in addition to a big, spice-driven nose of cinnamon, pepper, soy, damp earth, dried herbs, and red as well as black fruits. Ripe, full-bodied, and complex, it is a French-styled red that should drink well for a decade.

Taste & Aroma

Score:92

The 2001 The Steading is an age worthy effort. Made from the same blend as the Juveniles, but aged 18 months in old French and American hogsheads (300 litre barrels), it exhibits a deep plum/garnet colour in addition to a big, spice-driven nose of cinnamon, pepper, soy, damp earth, dried herbs, and red as well as black fruits. Ripe, full-bodied, and complex, it is a French-styled red that should drink well for a decade.

Robert Parker on Aug 1st, 2003

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, The Descendant and The Factor enjoy a very high reputation for consistency as well as longevity.  

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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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Ratings Summary

1 of 2 (50%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

Oliver Badcock28th Jan 2016

Brick red rim, sweet fruit, tar, smoked meat & cinnamon. Drinking beautifully now.

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Martin Lindley18th Jan 2016

Much more delicate offering than the usual "huge" Aussie reds. Very much Rhone in style, went very well with a roast. Very nice and still drinking well.

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