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Torbreck The Steading Red 2018

Torbreck The Steading Red 2018

Type Red
Grapes Grenache, Mataro, Mourvedre, Syrah / Shiraz
Country/Region Australia, Barossa Valley
Vintage 2018
Alcohol 15%
Product number: 380718
£31.50
Price per bottle
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On a highland farm in Scotland the collection of barns, stables and outbuildings
is known as a Steading. Here in the Barossa Valley the varieties Grenache,
Mataro and Shiraz all stand in their own right, however in blending, their
strengths create a complex wine of solid, earthy structure. It is sourced from
Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz vines that survived the worldwide phylloxera
outbreak of the 1880s, and a century later, the vine-pull scheme in the Barossa
in the 1980s. The protection of this old vine resource of the Barossa Valley is
central to the Torbreck story and this wine, more than any other, is an
indication of what is possible from these historic cultivars.

"Deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is likewise bright, fresh, clean and
attractive, loaded with blackberry flavours and intense palate flavour, medium
to full-bodied and with a nice touch firmness to the tannin grip. This has real
depth of flavour, richness, and plenty of oomph. Fruit- sweet core is typical of
the vintage. (53% grenache, 28% shiraz, 19% mataro)" 94 pts, Huon Hooke, The
Real Review


"The 2018s are from a more typically solar year, with greater muscularity and
fleshy tannins. The combination of power and elegance which is the hallmark of
Torbreck really comes out in these 2018s. 2018 was a perfect vintage, less
stress relief on vines.
Medium bodied, spicy, smooth, rich and plump. Very pleasing - good Grenache in
2018, long bite of Mataro (Mourvèdre). Very pleasing, old bush vines 50-100
years for Grenache and Mataro. Dry farmed. Peak drinking 10-15 years for second
flush of maturity." Nathan Hill

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