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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Torbreck The Steading 2008
Torbreck The Steading 2008
(search item no. 116846)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby with flickers of violet, its delicate aromas of truffle, five spice and spring flowers are supported by a rich core of 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 taut spine of acidity and ripe supple tannins.

The 2008 Steading will continue to unfold with time in the cellar & shall provide those with the patience great enjoyment for many years to come.

60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, 20% Mataro

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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.