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2006 Torbreck The Steading Barossa Valley (1ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Torbreck Vintners torbreck.com   details
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Shiraz - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Alcohol %: 14.5
 
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rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 17, 2009 , Donald Oldmixon
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rated (2006 vintage, 1.5l bottle) : September 19, 2009 , Timothy Mann
92 points "60% Grenache and 20% each of Mataro and Shiraz. Deep, bright red. Wide-open on the nose, offering seductive raspberry, candied cherry, floral and Asian spice aromas, along with a subtle smoky undertone. Fleshy and sweet on the palate, offering vivid red and dark berry flavors and an exotic sweet tobacco quality. Candied floral notes build through the long, sweet finish, where fine-grained tannins make a late appearance. Already quite seductive."
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 1, 2007 , The Wine Advocat
93 points "The 2005 The Steading is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mataro, and 20% Shiraz aged for 22 months in used French oak. David Powell’s interpretation of top-of-the-line Chateauneuf du Pape is spot-on. Purple-colored, it offers a fabulous nose of damp earth, garrigue, clove, kirsch, and black raspberry. Full-bodied, rich, and layered, the wine is powerful, complex and yet surprisingly light on its feet. It can be enjoyed now but will easily last for a decade. Torbreck, under the leadership of owner/winemaker David Powell, remains a Barossa Valley benchmark as well as one of the world’s greatest wine estates. The Wine Advocate #173, Oct 2007. Drink 2007 - 2017. 93pts " Best 2007-2017
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