Torbreck The Struie Barossa Valley 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Possessing a dense and completely opaque hue the 2007 Struie has a wonderfully healthy sheen and great viscosity. The initial aromas of black raspberries, crème de cacao and star anise yield to a fragrant core of slow roasted meats, scorched earth and olive tapenad. Full bodied and tightly structured the palate shows phenomenal ripeness
and brooding richness along with a razor-like spine of beautifully integrated acidity and mountain like tannin that will greatly reward those with the
patience to cellar it.
"Very similar colour to RunRig, despite no vigonier; a more obviously focused wine on the bouquet and palate alike, black fruits and oak pushing other characters to the sidelines. The suspicion is this wine may emerge as the better of the two in a decade or so."
Australian Wine Companion
"The 2007 Struie is 100% Shiraz from Barossa and Eden Valleys. It spent 18 months in 20% new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports a nose of lavender, game, bacon, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied, it is light on its feet despite its size, dense, and layered. It has enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for 3-4 years. It will offer a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2022. "
The Wine Advocate
"Inky ruby. Heady aromas of cassis, boysenberry, candied plum and licorice, with notes of cocoa powder and dried flowers coming up with air. Deeply concentrated dark berry flavors are given a bitter edge by cherry pit and black cardamom notes, with velvety tannins adding structure. A very smooth shiraz whose sweet, penetrating black and blue fruit flavors cling impressively on the finish. "
International Wine Cellar
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Torbreck, founded in 1994 by David Powell, is situated at Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa. Since that time he has produced some of the world?s finest 'Rhone varietal' wines, exclusively from Barossa fruit; this has been acknowledged by the wine press in Europe, America and Australia. The overwhelming majority of his vines are dry-grown, nearly all are 80 - 125 years...
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The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley.
Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...
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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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