If you like it bold and structured then our wine of the day will be a divine blessing for you. Torbreck are absolute masters of the Rhone blend and are worth a bit of everybodies time!
Torbreck was established in 1994 and is located at Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley. It is named after a forest situated just south of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. Founded by David Powell, a former lumberjack who worked in various vineyards to hone his oenological skills, Torbreck’s first releases in 1997 of a 1995 Runrig (Shiraz/Viognier) and 1996 The Steading (Grenache/Mataro/Shiraz) were greeted with rapturous applause by critics and connoisseurs alike. The winery is overseen by Senior Winemaker Craig Isbel and his team.
The overwhelming majority of his vines are dry-grown, nearly all are 100 - 165 years old and are tended and harvested by hand. The wines have an extraordinary combination of power, intensity, complexity and great finesse.
Torbreck Barossa Valley Old Vines GSM 2013 @ £15.95 - Buy it here
Garnet red robe with flicks of purple, a gorgeous high-toned aroma of five spice, crème de cassis, black cherries, and spring flowers with a rich background of roasted earth, leather and herbs which follows through into the taste. The palate refuses to disappoint with a soft latent richness and silken-like texture - all neatly wound together by a lovely acidity.
Honestly an extraordinary juice that you will tell your children about with a longing gaze. Cheers!