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2006 Torbreck The Struie

abv 14.0%
  • 92 WA
  • 77 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 94347-2006-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($50; 100% shiraz) Opaque ruby. Exotically perfumed, pungent bouquet of dark berries, smoky minerals and floral oils. Sexy cola and vanilla flavors complement sweet black raspberry and cassis on the palate, with dusty tannins adding grip. The fruit ultimately sucks up the tannins on the finish, which is seductively sweet and very long. Appealing already but I'd give this deep, suave wine at least another four or five years in the cellar.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: September/October 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 77

    Earthy, with gamy flavors that get in the way. Shiraz.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2006 The Struie is 100% Shiraz, sourced from cooler, hillside sites, 70% from Barossa Valley and 30% from Eden Valley with vine age ranging from 46 to 110 years. It was aged for 18 months in 20% new oak. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers a striking bouquet of lead pencil, game, mineral, blueberry compote, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a focused, elegant Shiraz with a plush texture, outstanding depth and grip, and 5-7 years of aging potential.
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Anonymous | Rating: 94

    Author: johnmhoward
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Yamadori
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

  • 32 bottles owned
  • 15 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 15 collectors)