It is a hot sticky night here in the Chicago area and I have opened the 2014 Torbreck "The Steading" Barossa Valley Rhone Blend. 77% Grenache, 15% Mataro and 8% Shiraz.
The nose reveals black cherry, raspberry, anise, cinnamon, spice, herbs, violet and smokey oak.
The palate is very savory, a little heavy on the oak, strawberry, black cherry, black pepper, licorice, violets and earth.
This wine is medium to full bodied, velvety with medium acidity and medium + gripping tannins that lead to a long smokey peppery finish. Have a wonderful weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a month ago
This is the best Run Rig I’ve had. Big powerful nose - plumb, lavender, truck loads of black fruit, and menthol. On the palate it is full bodied but balanced. Fully integrated dark fruit, floral tones, but with a menthol character. Still enough tannin and fruit to provide perfect balance. Superb. — 5 months ago
I will say that the only drawback to this wine is the super over extraction, and very high alcohol.
Discount that, and you have a wine with emense depth! Smelled and tasted exactly like smoked brisket. Classic tell tales of Syrah, and some peppery herbaceousness from the Mouvedre.
Sweet dark cherry, cassis, violet liqueur, charcoal, dried herbs, vanilla.
Very dark thick color, with some decent acidity. The best way to describe the style is that it could easily be mistaken for Washington Syrah, and or Barossa Shiraz similar to Torbreck.
Overall I was quite impressed. I think this is the cool stuff coming from Paso. Excellent Cabernet is coming out of this region but Rhone/Spanish Varietals are what I am excited about. I would have rated this even higher if the grapes were harvested just a few days earlier. — 6 months ago
Solid Shiraz from Torbeck. Some spice, dark fruit and slightly earthy a bit like a Chateauneuf du Pape. Easy drinking and good value for money. It’s great that the Aussie producers have a full spectrum of the same varietals for people to enjoy. Torbeck, Two Hands, Penfolds and Glaetzer all have great options at multiple price points. — a month ago
Dark purple at age 9. Beautiful nose gives way to spice and smoke with a finish that lingers. — 6 months ago
Very earthy. Reminds me of a northern Rhône wine. Good fruit in the background. It is mature so drink up. — 5 months ago
15,5%, but very balanced — 6 months ago