Back to a producer that we have had since our beginning but not this wine. This time we look into a brand new addition to the shop which is familiar but new. Let's learn a bit more.
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 'Cuvee Juveniles' Barossa Valley GSM 2015 @ £19.95 - Buy it here!
Bold and seductive, this unoaked Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz blend is youthful. A lively, vibrant aroma of blackberry, violet and spice. It has a full, rich mid palate with a vivacity and energy that this blend always generates. Ripe, savoury flavours of dark berry fruit and cassis, spiced cherries, minerals and succulent blueberry fruit all balanced with fresh acidity and a fine gentle tannin structure.
Absolute dream material here! Come and get it. Cheers!