Red Wine

Torbreck Descendant 2006  


Barossa Valley, South Australia - Australia

750ml / 14.5 ABV

Blend: 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  The Shiraz for the 2006 The Descendant is sourced from a single vineyard and co-fermented with 8% Viognier. It was aged for 18 months in seasoned French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it emits an expressive, sexy perfume of violets, wood smoke, black pepper, espresso, blueberry, and chocolate. Full-bodied, on the palate, this voluptuous effort has great concentration with a noticeable uplift from the Viognier, tons of spicy black fruits, enough ripe tannin to evolve for a decade, and 60-second finish. It should provide pleasure from 2016 through 2036. (JM)   (2/2009)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  Inky violet. Powerfully scented, brooding aromas of boysenberry, cherry compote, licorice and smoky minerals; aeration brings up brighter black raspberry and blackberry qualities, which carry onto the palate. Broad and deeply concentrated, presenting a seductive array of sweet dark berry liqueur flavors and a late jolt of tangy minerals. Clings tenaciously to the palate and finishes with lingering blackberry and candied plum flavors. This really deserves some patience. 93+ points. (JR)   (10/2008)

90 points James Halliday

  Bright colour; thoroughly unusual Shiraz/Viognier, mainly due to the texture and mouthfeel tightly bound within a web of all-embracing furry tannins.   (7/2008)

The 2006 Descendant is another impressive release of this wine, the colour making that immediately apparent; completely black/purple with healthy, vibrant magenta hues. A pure, wild, powerful nose of blackberry and tar is complimented by a gentle floral lift of lavender and violets. Full-bodied with great concentration, silky tannins and perfectly judged extract, this vigorous and suave young wine has a long, long future ahead of it. 

 

Grilled or roast beef, barbeque, oxtail, strong cheese. 


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