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1998 Torbreck Descendant

abv 14.0%
  • 94 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 59983-1998-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Medium ruby. Jammy dark berries, toasty oak and a hint of grapefruit on the nose; ripe-verging-on-raisiny. Superripe and superconcentrated, with almost painful intensity of flavor and great liqueur-like sweetness. Very thick but not over the top. Finishes very long and youthful, with lush tannins and palate-staining fruit.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 1998 The Descendant Shiraz, which is aged in used rather than new French oak, has a slightly higher percentage of Viognier co-fermented in it. It displays exotic lychee, peach, and honeysuckle characteristics along with plenty of blackberry and black cherry fruit, and glycerin. Well-made, exuberant, and fresh, this fully mature 1998 should drink well for another 3-4 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    delicious and going strong. Love the Torbreck wines across the board
    Author: MikeA
Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. Although located in Australia's Barossa Valley, the name comes from a forest in Scotland where Powell previously worked as a lumberjack before becoming a winemaker. Torbreck's production is centered around the classic Barossa Valley varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre), and the winemaking philosophy is based on David's love for the wines of France's Rhone Valley. Along with many intensely flavored red wines blended from old-vine Shiraz and Grenache, Torbreck also produces white wines from Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne.
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 120 bottles owned
  • 18 collectors