Torbreck The Steading 2002

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Torbreck The Steading 2002

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On a highland farm the collection of barns, stables and outbuildings is known as a steading. The varieties Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz all stand in their own right. However, in blending, their strengths create a complex wine of solid earthy structure.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Brand Torbreck
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Wine AdvocateDavid Powell consistently excels with The Steading, an 8,000 case blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Shiraz. Aged 22 months in 300 liter hogsheads (foudres), it represents AustraliaÍs version of Chateauneuf du Pape. The 2002 The SteadingÍs big, spicy, earthy nose reveals notions of cherry liqueur, licorice, pepper, dried Provencal herbs, raspberries, and leather. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, chewy, and heady, it is best drunk during its first 7-8 years of life, although it will last a lot longer.

Robert Parker, October 2004
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Wine SpectatorFirm, with an earthy, gamy edge to the well-focused cherry and berry flavors, all lingering on the fine-grained, somewhat leathery finish. Grenache, Mataro (Mourv?dre) and Shiraz. Best from 2006 through 2010. 5,000 cases made

Harvey Steiman, June 15, 2005