Torbreck Descendant

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Delivery mid December 2020
Consistently one of my favorites in the Torbreck lineup ... 96 pts, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
  •   Barossa Valley, Australia
  •   Hearty Red
  •   Shiraz, Viognier
  •   2017

Benefiting from coveted attributes and a unique source of genetic material, this wine is the direct descendant of ancestor RunRig.

"Consistently one of my favorites in the Torbreck lineup, this year’s version, the 2017 Descendant, was co-fermented with 8% Viognier and spent 18 months in barrel. It’s full-bodied, rich and decadent, delivering what Torbreck lovers expect in its dark-fruited layers of opulence. Suffused with hints of Mexican chocolate, it finishes long and softly dusty." 96 pts, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

"Deep, dark red/purple colour with a big, dried herb, earthy bouquet which has dimension and richness. The wine is big and bold, dense and layered with abundant soft, ripe tannins. This style has breadth and amplitude, with some herbal notes in amongst the red and dark fruits. A bold, ballsy wine with lots of stuffing." 95 pts, Huon Hooke, The Real Review

"The big factor here is the vintage. The 2017s from the top wines are from a slightly cooler, damper year - but remember this is Australia. The wines are graceful and charming, with lovely perfumes and earlier maturity.
Planted in 1994 from cuttings from the Runrig vineyard, has 8% Viognier that is co-fermented with Syrah. Adds fragrance to Syrah then tannin structure in maturity. All in old Runrig barrels. Cote Rotie style, lots of fine blue fruits and raspberry on local block. Mid density but not overblown, super fragrance and charm. Won’t live as long as the 2018s but will show earlier."
Nathan Hill

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2017
  Country Australia
  Region Barossa Valley
  Grape Shiraz, Viognier
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Hearty Red
  Oak Strongly Oaked
  Drinkability Lay down
  Sweetness Dry
  Food Match Fowl - Roast Turkey, Red Meat - Ham, Egg & Chips, Red Meat - Pork Belly, Red Meat - Roast Lamb
  Abv 15%

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