2006 Torbreck - Descendant 750ml

Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley/ Red / Proprietary Blend   |     Watch

WA 95   IWC 93(+?)   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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.

Drink Dates: 2016-2036
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 181

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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: Issue 140

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Chip
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/14/2009
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.

Average rating: 87, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

270 bottles owned by 57 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

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