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2017 Torbreck The Steading

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March 26, 2023 - $27



93The Wine Advocate

Black cherries, anise and cracked pepper all appear on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is supple and rich, marked by flavors of plum, dark chocolate and spice cake. All those elements linger harmoniously on the long, velvety finish.

93Wine Spectator

A focused laser beam of pure plum and apricot fruit flavors are succulent and fleshy, giving way to details of gunpowder tea, violet and palo santo. The tannins are fine-grained and polished, showing presence on the long finish.

92Vinous / IWC

Expressive aromas of cherry, black raspberry and pungent flowers pick up baking spice and mocha nuances with aeration. Pliant, appealingly sweet red and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors are braced by a spine juicy acidity and show impressive clarity. Finishes with strong persistence and smooth tannins lend gentle, final grip.

92Wine Enthusiast

...polished and a little flashy but, alas, it's hard not to fall for its charms. The oak comes first with vanilla and mocha, then the ripe plums and blueberry fruit, and lastly, swells of savory, earthy spices. The palate is sturdy in frame but silky in texture.


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.