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2016 Torbreck The Struie Shiraz

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December 27, 2020 - $42

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RATINGS

96James Suckling

...impressive wine of great layering and interest. The nose runs from fragrant, savory spices and flinty, stony notes to darker fruits and more earthy notes. The palate has a very focused core of dark, spice-wrapped blackberries and blood plums, long and supple tannins and a chocolate-laced finish.

94The Wine Advocate

...cracked pepper and mint together with big blueberry fruit, and somehow those turn savory by the long, tannic finish. It's full-bodied and firmly structured, wonderfully aromatic and intoxicatingly complex...

92Wine Spectator

Shows an appealing floral overtone to the polished blueberry and blackberry flavors at the core, highlighted by black tea, sandalwood and Kalamata olive notes, lingering on the long, fragrant finish.

17Jancis Robinson

Deep, with bacon fat oak, spice and meat. Layered aromas, with integral oak. Firm, but fine tannins, spice, liquorice and liqueur black fruit. Long. Fine example of classic Barossa Shiraz.

REGION

Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.