2012 Torbreck "The Steading" Grenache-Shiraz-Mataro Barossa Valley South Australia

SKU #1243317 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Medium garnet in color with a purple rim, the 2012 The Steading (a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro) has a beautifully open nose of kirsch, mulberries and black raspberries with white pepper, dusty earth and Chinese five spice suggestions. Full-bodied and yet wonderfully poised in the mouth, the silky tannins and refreshing acid support the generous flesh throughout the long, spicy finish. 93+ (LPB)  (6/2015)

K&L Notes

94 points Wine Front Magazine: "Heady out of the glass - spikes of hot, warm fruit, black coffee, liquorice, dried fruits. Heady nectar. Smooth, slick, potent and inky ride across the palate, but a veil of fine, succulent, graphite-like tannin and underlying freshness of acidity lift and pep up the wine. Very long in flavour too. Feels quality in its bold ilk. Will be loved by many; a very good release of this wine. The wine was originally 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz and 20% Mataro, but the wine is shifting to more Mataro and less Shiraz - around 7 to 10% Shiraz in this wine. It's been reliably a yardstick of Torbreck vintages, for me - look at The Steading and get a vague gauge for what other wines of the season may look like."

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

Australia

- While it is true that the greatest strides in Australian winemaking have come in the last 30 years or so, commercial viticulture began as early as the 1820s and has developed uninterrupted ever since. The majority of the great wine regions are in the southeastern area of the continent, including Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra in South Australia; Yarra Yarra Valley and Pyrenees in Victoria; and the Upper and Lower Hunter Valleys in New South Wales. Many of the wines from Southeastern Australia are based on Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends including Grenache and Mourvedre. In Western Australia, along the Margaret River, great strides are being made with Pinot Noir as well as Bordeaux-styled reds. There are also many world-class releases of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the land Down Under, where Riesling also enjoys international acclaim. While many equate Aussie wines with “value,” there are more than a few extremely rare and pricey options, which never fail to earn the highest ratings from wine publications and critics throughout the world. View a list of bestselling items from Australia.
Sub-Region:

South Australia

Specific Appellation:

Barossa Valley

Alcohol Content (%): 15.5