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Torbreck Descendant

Torbreck Descendant

Australia 

  • Grape Variety

    Syrah / Shiraz, Viognier

  • Vintage

    2005

  • Style

    Rich Full Bodied Reds

  • Alcohol By Volume

    14.5%


Torbreck, located in the Barossa Valley, has been a unique success story for owner winemaker, Dave Powell, whose obsession with quality has really paid dividends. The Descendent got a laudable 98/100 from Robert Parker. It is a blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier.

In the vineyard

The vineyard was planted with cuttings from one of the old RunRig vineyards. The Shiraz is crushed on top of the Viognier from the same vineyard, which has been lightly pressed for blending with the R unRig. The blend of fruit is then co-fermented and later the wine matured for 18 months in 2 ¢ year old French barrels that had been previously used for RunRig.

In the winery

Blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier from Marananga (cuttings from the RunRig vineyards planted in 1994)

Press & Awards

  • Wine of the Week
    The 2005 Descendant is composed of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier which are co-fermented. The fruit is sourced from a relatively young vineyard in Maranan ga planted with 11-year-old cuttings from the Run Rig vineyards and aged for 18 months in 2.5-year-old French barrels previously used for Run Rig. Opa que purple, with glass-coating glycerin, it offers up a complex array of lavender, violets, blueberry, blackberry, and fresh road tar. Full-bodied, on the palate the wine has great concentration with a noticeable uplift from the Viognier, gobs of spicy black fruits, opulence, and well-concealed tann ins which will carry this wine for 10-15 years of further evolution. Drink it through 2030. Rated "Outstanding" 97 Points
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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