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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Torbreck Descendant Shiraz 2004
Torbreck Descendant Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 91718)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2004 Descendant, an old oak-aged blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier from a 12-year old vineyard, offers up notes of blackberries, ink, sweet truffles, and acacia flowers. There are 1,000 cases of this full-bodied, intense, rich blockbuster. It will drink well for 10-15 years." - Wine Advocate
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About Torbreck:

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 old and are tended and harvested by hand.

The wines have an extraordinary combination of power, intesity, complexity and great finesse, and bearing in mind the age of the vines and the laughably low yields, no Torbreck wine could ever be accused of being heavy, cloying or over-extracted.