Torbreck Struie Shiraz

Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 2018

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 2018 Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 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.

Review of the 2017 vintage included below;

"96 Points. This blend of high and low country fruit fits together seamlessly with delicious results. The bouquet holds blackberry, violet, spices and sooty/ earthy undertones. The rich, sweet-fruit mid-palate is backed up by strong but supple tannins and the finish is very long" - Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Magazine, April/ May 2019.

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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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.

An above average winter rainfall led into a below average spring and summer rainfall, producing small bunches and small berries, leading to a reduced yield. Quality was certainly high, particular amongst our red varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. 2018 wines will be remembered for their impressive colour, structure and longevity.

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