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2004 Torbreck - Descendant 750ml
2004 Torbreck - Descendant
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley
Red / Proprietary Blend
2004 Torbreck - Descendant
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 127

($105; shiraz with 8% viognier) Deep ruby. Primary aromas of berry skin, violet, freshly roasted coffee, high-fat chocolate and cinnamon. Very fresh in the mouth, with dense but tangy flavors of cassis, blueberry, mocha and fruitcake. Impressively concentrated and focused wine. With air, this deepened in flavor but gave up nothing in finesse. Finishes sweet and quite long, with an exotic chocolate note and bright acids.

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WA
98

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 167

The 2004 Descendant, an old oak-aged blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier from a 12-year old vineyard, offers up notes of blackberries, ink, sweet truffles, and acacia flowers. There are 1,000 cases of this full-bodied, intense, rich blockbuster.

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WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: Harvey Steiman

Lithe, open-textured Shiraz-Viognier blend, offering pretty boysenberry flavors. Feels lighter than most Barossa Shiraz and shows the floral and peach accents of the Viognier. Not quite as seamless as previous vintages, but it has a personality of its own.

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Community Reviews

95

dav Trust Rating: 91 Tasted On: 06/05/2011

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