Torbreck Vintners

Torbreck Vintners

RunRig Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

Mycket ursprungstypisk. Djup koncentrerad med svart vinbärsgelé, wiengummi, kaffe, eukalyptus och sötlakrits. Håller ihop bra och höga alkoholen är integrerad. Känns dyr. Avsaknaden av syra säker upplevelsen för mig. — 5 hours ago

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The Factor Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004

Its been at least a decade since my last Factor, nose reminds me of a Washington Syrah.
Magnum, but soft cork in need of the Durand corkscrew
— 2 months ago

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David T

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Too bad. Great offering, “The Factor.” Love em at this age.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Better on Day 2,

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Run Rig Shiraz Blend 2001

Absolutely amazing! Upon opening was so pungent the viognier really showing strongly, however after about an hour the nose exploded with chocolate and spice. Every sip is an explosion of flavors that simultaneously batters and caresses your palate. The length is truly exceptional the flavors just go on and on. Wow, last bottle but so glad I drank it with my brother. — 3 months ago

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Woodcutter's Red 2013

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9.2

Our marinaded tri-trip wine.

Good things happen when you take a good producer’s entry level wine and lay it down for 4-5 years. Then, pair with the right food.

Torbreck makes in descending quality order that I have had; The Laird ($400-$700), RunRig ($175-$200+), The Descendant & The Factor (around $90-$100 ish), their Struie (around $50) and the Woodcutter’s ($16-$24 depending on where you buy it).

The Woodcutter’s shows itself to be a close relative but, lacks some of the structure, depth and quality of fruit from its other siblings. However, the QPR is undeniable!

There are two things I am trying to convey. You don’t always need to spend $100 to $100’s for a really good quality wine. Second, even if you lay down a good entry level wine from a good producer in at least in a good vintage, very good things come through.

This shows, dark currants, ruby, candied; purple fruit mix, blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, black plum & blue fruits. Sweet tarriness, anise to black licorice, limestone, dry, crushed rocks, mixed berry cola, soft leather, wood shavings, dry herbaceous notes, dark spice, softly, layered baking spices; vanilla, clove, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon, understated mint/eucalyptus with dark, purple, blue flowers in a violet & lavender bouquet.

The body is; rich; ruby and full. The tannins are round, tarry, chewy and meaty. The structure, tension, length and balance are just a couple steps short of its peak. Dark currants, ruby, candied; purple fruit mix, blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, black plum & blue fruits. Sweet tarriness, dark, used, expresso grounds, anise to black licorice, limestone, black pepper, dry, crushed rocks, mixed berry cola, soft leather, wood shavings, dry herbaceous notes, dark spice with palate heat, more pronounced & layered baking spices; vanilla, clove, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon stick, dark, rich turned earth, dark top soils, understated mint/eucalyptus with dark, purple, blue flowers in a violet & lavender bouquet. The acidity is round and nicely done. The long finish is, juicy to dry earthy, well balanced, elegant and persists without end.

The 2013 Woodcutter’s has another 10-15 years of good drinking ahead.

Photos of; their new tasting bar, Sofia during our private tasting with their International Brand Manager and that famous Barossa red clay soil structure with Estate vines.
— a month ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Yeah I remember your post, thats why I was surprised you didn’t mention it
David T

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach I’m must be getting old, memory is slipping. The 12 was really good. A Parker 💯 pointer.
TheSkip

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I’ve enjoyed this wine many times. It’s like a big hug.

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Hillside Vineyard Grenache 2017

Delectable - this is a new Cuvée for Torbreck brought to the Toowoomba Wine Show Dinner by Torbreck winemaker Greg McGill. This was the 2017 Hillside Grenache. A good Grenache but I still think McLaren Vale is better for the variety than the Barossa. — 3 months ago

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@Clive McNish Not sure if Yangarra from McLaren Vale gets to the US but their High Sands Grenache is winning everything over here and is sensational. Thanks for the heads up on the Kalleske.
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@Bob McDonald I’m a sucker for Head Old Vine! (Would one day love to try the ancestor vine)
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@Simon Gilligan Will keep an eye out for those Head Wines.

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Descendant Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier 2003

Notes of blackberry, graphite, cedar, wild game, mint, hints of wild mushroom, dill, vanilla, and wild flowers. Very smooth, even with the acidity from the Viognier. Super long finish. — a month ago

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Old Vines Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2015

Loved the fruity smell! Balanced body. Hardly any Tannin. NT$799,drank with Yoshie and I-Ping at 希臘左巴 on 191026. — 2 months ago

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Les Amis Grenache 2009

If someone served this to me blind I’m pretty sure I’d be able to tell this was from Australia.... but in a good way. If you like a lot of toasted oak slathered in berries, this is for you. Long, long 60 second finish. It’s not 98 points but it’s very good — 2 months ago

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