1999 Torbreck - The Steading 750ml

Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley/ Red / Proprietary Blend
1999 Torbreck - The Steading

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International Wine Cellar | 89(+?)

Bright, saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, black pepper and lead pencil. Juicy, oaky and intensely flavored; still a bit closed and dry in the middle, with rather firm acidity. Currently hiding its personality and texture. Perhaps best today on the brisk, persistent finish.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 97

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Wine Advocate | 91

The 1999 Steading, a southern Rhone blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 20% Mourvedre. Two thousand cases were produced of this Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike from Australia's Barossa Valley. It is a terrific, deep purple-colored effort offering a sweet nose of pepper, black fruits, earth, tobacco, and cassis. Sweet on the attack (from ripe fruit, not sugar), this full-bodied, concentrated, powerful wine (14.5% alcohol) builds in the mouth to a creamy textured, blockbuster finish. While hard to resist, it will drink well for 7-8 years.

Drink Dates: 2001-2009
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 135

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Wine Spectator | 90

Crisp, almost bracing, with firm tannins and bright acidity supporting ripe berry and cherry flavors, which remain open and round on the finish, picking up hints of chocolate and pepper. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. 2,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2001-2006
Author: James Laube


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Score: 90
Author: MikeA
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/25/2010
Score: 86
Author: Dale Beckes
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/19/2009
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