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Torbreck Shiraz The Struie Barossa Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Torbreck

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) 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.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 The Struie offers notes of stewed plums and creme de cassis with hints of raisins, loam and chocolate box. Very big, concentrated and full in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of chewy tannins, lively acid and a long spicy finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage) "The 2004 The Struie is 100% Shiraz from 40-60-year old and 120-year old vineyards. Half of the fruit is from the Eden Valley and half from the Barossa, and the wine spends 18 months in French oak (20% new). An exotic bouquet of blackberries and other sweet fruits is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, rich red with great purity as well as focus, a laser-like precision, huge intensity, and a blockbuster finish that lasts nearly a minute. It will be even better with 2-3 more years of bottle age, ...