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Torbreck The Struie 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Barossa, Australia
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Possessing a dense and completely opaque hue this vintage of The Struie has a wonderfully healthy sheen and great viscosity. The initial aromas of black raspberries, crème de cacao and star anise yield to a fragrant core of slow roasted meats, scorched earth and olive tapenade. Full bodied and tightly structured, the palate shows phenomenal ripeness and brooding richness along with a razor-like spine of beautifully integrated acidity and mountain like tannin that will greatly reward those with the patience to cellar it.
Australian Wine Companion
A brighter and fresher shiraz than The Factor, with dark chocolate, essency black fruit and a dollop of thyme; the palate is unctuous, but not heavy, with freshness and savoury mineral character providing lift and life to conclude.
Torbreck, founded in 1994 by David Powell, is situated at Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa. Since that time he has produced some of the world?s finest 'Rhone varietal' wines, exclusively from Barossa fruit; this has been acknowledged by the wine press in Europe, America and Australia. The overwhelming majority of his vines are dry-grown, nearly all are 80 - 125 years old and are tended and harvested by hand.