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Torbreck Descendant Shiraz 2014

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The 2014 vintage benefitted from a cooler period in mid-February, resulting in longer ripening periods and relatively low yields. Descendant was picked on the 13th of March with lifted aromatics and a rich, pure fruit profile -- expressing notes of intense, dark berry fruits with an underlying perfume of violet, lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit are perfectly interwoven with nuances of cinnamon, spice and pepper. Full-bodied with great concentration and silky tannins, this suave wine has impeccable balance and a long future ahead of it.

Blend: 92% Shiraz, 8% Viognier

Critical Acclaim

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JS 95
James Suckling
This is decadent with iodine, blackberry and blueberry. Black licorice. Full body, with exotic and quartz character. A glorious young wine. Stone and sea salt character. Limestone.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Distinctive and lively, with fresh-cracked black pepper, violet and dried apricot notes that jump out of the glass, balancing well with the blueberry and blackberry flavors at the core. Juicy, showing plenty of energy on the finish. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2030.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Descendant Shiraz Viognier seems to show its Viognier component, with notable peach blossom notes over the baked blackberries and stewed plums aromas and touches of dried herbs and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is relatively gripping, with chewy tannins supporting the straightforward flavors, finishing with an herbal lift.
Rating: 90+
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Torbreck, Australia
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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.

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Barossa Valley

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Historically and presently the most important wine-producing region of Australia, the Barossa Valley is set in South Australia, where more than half of the country’s wine is made. Because the climate is very hot and dry, vineyard managers must be careful so that grapes do not become overripe.

The intense heat is ideal for plush, bold reds, particularly Rhône blends featuring Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro (Mourvèdre). White grapes can produce crisp, fresh wines from Riesling, Chardonnay, and Semillon if they are planted at higher altitudes.

Most of Australia’s largest wine producers are based here and Shiraz plantings date back as far as the 1850s or before. Many of them are dry-farmed and bush-trained, still offering less than one ton per acre of inky, intense, purple juice.

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Syrah/Shiraz

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Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah accounts for a good deal of some of the most intense, powerful and age-worthy reds in the world. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah still achieves some of its maximum potential here, especially from Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie.

Syrah also plays an important component in the canonical Southern Rhône blends based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, adding color, depth, complexity and structure to the mix. Today these blends have become well-appreciated from key appellations of the New World, namely Australia, California and increasingly, with praise, from Washington.

In the Glass

Syrah typically shows aromas and flavors of purple fruits, fragrant violets, baking spice, white pepper and even bacon, smoke or black olive. In Australia, where it goes under the name Shiraz, it produces deep, dark, intense and often, jammy reds. While Northern Rhône examples are typically less fruity and more earthy, California appears increasingly capable of either style.

Perfect Pairings

Flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb, grilled meats, spareribs and hard, aged cheeses are perfect with Syrah. Blue cheeses are perfect with a dense and fruit-driven Australian Shiraz.

Sommelier Secret

Due to the success of Australian “Shiraz,” winemakers throughout the world have adopted this synonym for Syrah when they have produced a plush and fruit forward wine made in the Australian style. As an aside, Australians are also fond of tempering their fruit-forward Shiraz by blending with Cabernet Sauvignon, which adds depth and structure.

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