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Date Printed: 12/7/2016
Torbreck Descendant Shiraz 2007
Torbreck Descendant Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 105490)
collectible wine
older vintages
has large label

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/7/2016: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2013 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Descendant is another impressive release of this wine, the colour making that immediately apparent; completely black/purple with healthy, vibrant magenta hues. A pure, wild, powerful nose of blackberry and tar is complimented by a gentle floral lift of lavender and violets. Full-bodied with great concentration, silky tannins and perfectly judged extract, this vigorous and suave young wine has a long, long future ahead of it.
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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.