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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Torbreck The Struie Barossa Valley 2005
Torbreck The Struie Barossa Valley 2005
(search item no. 91172)
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
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
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 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:

A blend of 44 year old Eden Valley Shiraz vines and 80 year old Barossa Shiraz, the Struie is aged for 18 months in a combination of old and new French oak barriques prior to bottling.

Its dense color is accompanied by a fragrant bouquet comprising blackberry, pepper and licorice aromas, and a rich, silky mouth feel. The Struie greatly rewards those with the patience to carefully cellar 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.