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2006 Torbreck Descendant

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA /
  • 95 WA
  • 73 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 59983-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($105; 92% shiraz and 8% viognier) 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.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: September/October 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 73

    Strange, green, bitter flavors turn gamy on the finish. Shiraz and Viognier.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    I had this at a winemaker's dinner on 8/14/09. It had a slightly reserved bouquet of cherry, blackberry, bacon fat, vanilla and spice. The palate was extremely smooth, elegant and balanced with cherry, vanilla and spice flavors. I probably missed some of this wines elegance because it was tasted along side such huge wines as the Run Rig.
    Author: Chip
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

  • 180 bottles owned
  • 26 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 26 collectors)