Torbreck Descendant 2004

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Torbreck Descendant 2004

SKU 93


The Descendant vineyard Shiraz exhibits tar and black olive, offset wonderfully by the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Brand Torbreck
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2004 Descendant, an old oak-aged blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier from a 12-year old vineyard, offers up notes of blackberries, ink, sweet truffles, and acacia flowers. There are 1,000 cases of this full-bodied, intense, rich blockbuster. It will drink well for 10-15 years.

Robert Parker, October 2006
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Wine SpectatorLithe, open-textured Shiraz-Viognier blend, offering pretty boysenberry flavors. Feels lighter than most Barossa Shiraz and shows the floral and peach accents of the Viognier. Not quite as seamless as previous vintages, but it has a personality of its own. Drink now through 2012. 1,000 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2006