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2016 Torbeck The Struie Shiraz

Eden Valley

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Our Price: $48.99 / bottle (RRP: $50.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'The wine is archetypal Torbreck style, sweeping away all before its flavours of blackberry, licorice, spice, tar and oak click in, the alcohol just part of the scenery, as are the ripe tannins.'
97 Points - James Halliday

  • The Eden Valley, the cooler region to the west 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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Small parcels of fruit from old dry grown vines were selected for their individual qualities and matured for 20 months in new (12%) and seasoned
    French oak. The wine was assembled in November 2017 and bottled without filtration or fining in December 2017.

    Alcohol - 15%

    TASTING NOTES

    The Eden Valley component has an almost unbelievable vibrancy and purity that balances the rich Barossa Valley fruit perfectly. One of the most luscious and concentrated Struie wines we’ve produced, the 2016 illustrates the harmonious combination of both regions, in a wine with layers of dark chocolate characters and defining structure. Nuances of plum, black olive, lavender and plush cherry characters all further enhance the natural elegance and persistence of the fruit quality. The Struie 2016 will certainly age gracefully well into the next decade.

  • REVIEWS

    'Old dry-grown shiraz, 86% Barossa Valley, 14% Eden Valley, matured for 20 months in French oak (12% new). Deep crimson; the wine is archetypal Torbreck style, sweeping away all before its flavours of blackberry, licorice, spice, tar and oak click in, the alcohol just part of the scenery, as are the ripe tannins.'
    97 Points - James Halliday



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