The 2007 Steading is composed from the traditional Barossa cultivars of
Grenache, Shiraz & Mataro. It has long been David Powell's favourite wine
within the Torbreck stable because of the old, gnarled ‘bush vines' that produce
Deep ruby with flickers of violet, its delicate aromas of truffle, five spice and
spring flowers are supported by a rich core of framboise, licorice, saddle leather
and Provencal herbs. Very ‘Burgundian' in style, the palate is elegant and pure
with subtle notes of crushed cherries, earth and cedar all neatly wound by a
taught spine of acidity and ripe supple tannins.
The 2007 Steading will continue to unfold with time in the cellar & shall provide
those with the patience great enjoyment for many years to come.
Grenache (60%), Shiraz (20%) & Mataro (20%)
"The 2007 Steading is the same blend as the Juveniles bottling but aged for 2 years in old oak. Reminiscent of a quality Chateauneuf-du-Pape, this purple-colored wine emits aromas of Asian spices, lavender, garrigue, black cherry, and kirsch. Dense, sweet, and concentrated, it has excellent grip, succulent flavors, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. "
The Wine Advocate
"Clear colour, with some expected development; a mix of contrasting ripe Turkish Delight and distinctly earthy/savoury components; in traditional Barossa Valley mode. Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro.
Australian Wine Companion