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Review 2020 Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 750ml

2020 Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 750ml

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Red - Austrailia - Barossa, Eden Valley - 100% Shiraz
About the Wine

 Discover the Time-tested Winemaking and Exquisite Terroir of Torbreck's The Struie Shiraz!

   David Powell, the founder of Torbreck, was passionate about the Rhône Valley wines of France. He sought to bring that same style and elegance to his wines in Australia. His approach combined traditional winemaking techniques with the unique terroir of  one of Southern Austrailia's most renowned wine regions. In 2008 his dream was brought to life with the completion of the winery and bottling facilities. 

   The Eden Valley, the cooler region to the east of the Barossa Valley, consists of river valleys and undulating hills covered with large gums, rocky outcrops and Aboriginal heritage sites.

   It is a high-altitude area of between 400 and 500 metres, compared with the Barossa Valley’s elevation of 200 to 300 metres. This higher altitude and 1 to 2 weeks later ripening pattern results in more distinctive varietal flavour characteristics, lower pH and higher acidities.

   While the Eden Valley region is most associated with the white wine variety, Riesling, it also produces elegant, tautly structured Shiraz which is highly prized by winemakers.

   This Torbreck Shiraz cuvée is a skilful blend of fruit from a 40 year old Eden Valley Shiraz vineyard and an 80 year old Barossa Shiraz vineyard – a marriage of elegance and intensity.

Tasting Notes:

Firm and chocked full of black and blue fruits such as blackberry, blueberry compote and milk chocolate, with graphite and mineral like complexity from granite and schist soils in the Eden Valley. The full bodied and silken textured mouthfeel exhibits plushness of fruit along with mouth coating ripe Shiraz tannins that are full yet soft. Light oak lends a bit of balance to the cuvee, leaving the palate with a long and elegantly composed finish.

Critical Acclaim:
98 Points - James Suckling
95 Points - Robert Parker
93 Points - Wines Enthusiast