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Torbreck The Steading 2008

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750ML / 15% ABV
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Winemaker 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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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
The blend is 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz and 20% Mataro (Mourvèdre), and in this heatwave vintage, the result is a full-bodied, supple wine that epitomizes the Torbreck style. It's wildly complex, ranging from meaty notes of Worcestershire sauce and marinated London broil to cedar, mint and raspberry. The finish is long and silky. Drink now–2020.
JS 93
James Suckling
Spicy and fruity with hints of coffee and nutmeg character. Full and very balanced with round tannins and a flavorful finish. Beautiful wine from a hot year and showing excellent balance. Drink or hold. Made from Grenache (60%), Shiraz (20%) and Mataro (20%).
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Blended of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, the 2008 The Steading gives a deep garnet color and aromas of warm mulberries and dried plums with an undercurrent of spice box, sandalwood and kirsch. Very full and generous in the mouth with a good amount of enlivening acidity, it is displaying mature, dried berry and spice flavors textured with a medium level of velvety tannins and finishing long. Drinking now, it should remain good to 2016+.
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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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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 work diligently to ensure grapes reach the perfect levels of phenolic ripeness.

The intense heat is ideal for plush, bold reds, particularly Shiraz on its own or Rhône Blends featuring Shiraz, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. Often Shiraz and Cabernet partner up for plump and powerful reds. While much less prevalent, light-skinned varieties such as Riesling, Viognier or Semillon produce vibrant Barossa Valley whites.

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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YAO116846_2008 Item# 116846

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