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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Torbreck The Struie Barossa Valley 2004
Torbreck The Struie Barossa Valley 2004
(search item no. 89246)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $53.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!

"The 2004 The Struie is 100% Shiraz from 40-60-year old and 120-year old vineyards. Half of the fruit is from the Eden Valley and half from the Barossa, and the wine spends 18 months in French oak (20% new). An exotic bouquet of blackberries and other sweet fruits is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, rich red with great purity as well as focus, a laser-like precision, huge intensity, and a blockbuster finish that lasts nearly a minute. It will be even better with 2-3 more years of bottle age, and should last for two decades."
-Wine Advocate

My Notes:

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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.