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Torbreck The Steading
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Torbreck

Varietal

Red Blend

Style

Red

Region

Australia

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Each of the individual blocks (many were picked in different stages to ensure perfectly ripened fruit) were de-stemmed separately into both wooden & concrete open top fermenters where the juice was gently pumped over the skins twice a day for 6-7 days. After basket pressing the wine was racked from tank into older French Hogsheads where natural malo-lactic conversion occured. Following 24 months maturation the wine was assembled and bottled in June 2013 without the use of fining or filtration.

Winemaker's Notes

Very deep garnet color. A wonderfully opulent nose that recalls elements of both Chateauneuf du Pape and textbook Barossa: warm blackberries, moss, game, freshly cracked black pepper and five spice with a touch of dried Provence herbs. The medium+ level of acidity perfectly balances this wine’s full body and the medium level of velvety tannins provides harmonious texture. Very, very long finish.

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    Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz

    about 1 year
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    nbk

    excellent

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/23/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2014