International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($120; a 90/10 blend) Dark purple. Rich dark berry and kirsch on the nose, with a strong graphite accent. Lush, creamy and deep, with powerful, liqueur-like blackberry and cassis flavors energized by a bright mineral jolt. Expands and gains in sweetness with air while maintaining an urgent, vibrant quality. Highly impressive stuff. These wines were made at Torbreck by Dave Powell. (Vine Street Imports, Philadelphia, PA)Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: July/August 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Firm in texture, with a spicy edge to the bright blackberry fruit, finishing with gritty tannins. An atypical red, with neither grandeur not subtlety. 200 cases made.Drink Dates: 2009+Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The 2005 Shiraz-Marsanne |Lost Highway| contains 10% Marsanne. Purple-colored, it offers toasty notes, floral aromas from the Marsanne, and plenty of meaty, blueberry fragrances from the Shiraz. At the moment, the wine's structure is more obvious than the fruit. There is ample tannin which has yet to be fully integrated. It will require significant cellaring of at least a decade. Domenic Torzi is the man behind these wines. He believes in non-interventionist winemaking including, among other things, wild yeast fermentations, no acid additions, and bottling without fining and filtration.Author: Jay Miller
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 261 bottles owned
- 36 collectors