Torbreck Juveniles

Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles GSM 2014

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Torbreck's 'Cuvee Juveniles' is an unoaked blend of Barossa Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, that's proved enormously popular over the past decade. The newly released 2014 vintage of Juveniles is a more Grenache dominant (85%) than past vintages and this has clearly paid dividends. WInemaker Craig Isbel believes this is the best Juveniles he has made in 10 years, and having recently tasted this, you wont find us disagreeing.

Packed with ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices supported by fresh acidity and fine tannins; the 2014 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles is an ideal drink-now proposition.

"Blend of grenache, shiraz and mataro, as it has long been. The guzzler for bistros, wine bars and your back deck. Choc-berry, choc-cherry scents, pretty, ripe, sweetish, just a sniff of herbs. Crossing Ts. Juicy, vibrant, plush, bright and gluggable feel in the palate. Dotting Is. Vibrant acidity keeps the wine perky through to the last chomp. It’s medium weight red full of fresh and frisky deliciousness. The best one in ages. Rated: 92 Points Tasted: FEB16 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $28 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 - 2020" - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.

"Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in natural, pure, unseasoned wine. Its fragrance, intensity and energy are all reminiscent of freshly fermenting must, with ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral laden tannins. Soft and sensuous, this wine is frightfully drinkable already, but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar." - Torbreck Wines.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
David Powell started the iconic Torbreck in 1994 by offering to nurse back to health a number of neglected old vines he had found when he was working for Rockford.

This share-crop arrangement allowed Powell to make his first wine under the Torbreck label which was named after a forest in Scotland where he had worked as a lumberjack. The Torbreck wines are based on the classic Barossa varieties of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and also small quantities of Roussanne, Marsanne & Viognier.

Torbreck has an enviable collection of growers around the Barossa & Eden Valleys with vines aged from 10 years old (which would go into Woodcutters Shiraz) to 160 years old (Run Rig). The house style at Torbreck is a seamless balance of richness and finesse, the wines are always fresh and vibrant with underlying power and drive.

These are world class wines and a benchmark for the Barossa Valley.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
VARIETAL: 85% Grenache, 8% Shiraz & 7% Mataro

REGIONS: Gomersal, Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Moppa, Greenock & Ebenezer

(40 – 150 year old vines)

HARVEST: 13th March / 25TH April 2014

pH: 3.63

ACID: 5.30g/L

ALCOHOL: 14.5 % Alc/Vol

VINIFICATION: Fermented in single vineyard batches, assembled in tank and allowed to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation before being bottled without filtration or fining in October 2014.

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