Torbreck Struie Shiraz 2015

Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    15%

Torbreck continues to take advantage of dry-grown, old vines to make some of the Barossa's most demanded wines. The 2016 Torbreck The Struie is crafted from grapes grown in the cooler climate, higher altitude vineyards of Eden Valley, blended with fruit from Barossa Valley that traditionally provides greater richness and intensity.

"97 Points. 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. Date when Tasted: 24 Feb 2018 Alcohol: 15 % Drink By: 2036 Closure: Cork" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

"Struie dials in a lot of Torbreck-isms, for want of a better term - the gist is generosity, silky texture, rambunctious Barossa shiraz. No disappointment here. Cherry elixir, sweet fruit fog, a touch of amaro, whiffs of red currants. Sweet in the palate but with a pleasingly sour-sweet finish. A touch more of the medicinial character slightly distracting. Definitely a bit more herbal and sour-sweet, but has a quite pleasing feel all up. The slickness and oily draw is ok, but could be a one glass prospect for some. Rated: 91 Points Tasted: JAN18 Alcohol: 15% Price: $55 Closure: Cork Drink: 2018 - 2024" - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.

"This Torbreck Shiraz cuvée from the cooler climate, higher altitude vineyards of Eden Valley is skillfully blended with fruit from Barossa Valley which traditionally provides greater richness and intensity. A blend of 44 year old Eden Valley Shiraz vines and 80 year old Barossa Shiraz, The Struie is aged for 18 months in a combination of old and new French oak barriques prior to bottling." - Torbreck Wines.

Availability: In stock

$49.90
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.
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South Australia
Barossa Valley
750
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The Eden Valley lies within the Barossa Range and consists of river valleys and undulating hills covered with large gums, rocky outcrops and Aboriginal 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, with its (one to two weeks) later ripening pattern, results in more distinctive varietal flavour characteristics, lower pH and higher acidities. Whilst the Eden Valley region is most associated with the white wine variety, Riesling, it produces elegant, tautly structured Shiraz which is highly prized by winemakers.

This Torbreck Shiraz cuvée from the cooler climate, higher altitude vineyards of Eden Valley is skillfully blended with fruit from Barossa Valley which traditionally provides greater richness and intensity. A blend of 44 year old Eden Valley Shiraz vines and 80 year old Barossa Shiraz, The Struie is aged for 18 months in a combination of old and new French oak barriques prior to bottling.

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