Torbreck Cuvée Juveniles 2019 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [WE 91] [JS 91]
Torbreck Cuvée Juveniles 2019 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [WE 91] [JS 91]

Torbreck Cuvée Juveniles 2019
(Barossa Valley, Australia) - [WE 91] [JS 91]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Cuvée Juveniles was created as a ‘Cote Du Rhone’ inspired bistro wine from the classic Barossa varieties of Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and Shiraz from mostly old, unirrigated vineyards.  These varieties are the cornerstone of the Barossa Valley and are intrinsic in the wines that are so easily appreciated around the world and often referred to as GSM blends by sommeliers and consumers alike.

72% Grenache
23% Mataro (Mourvedre)
5% Shiraz

~Multiple vineyards ranging from 40 to 150 year Old Vines in Sub-Regions:
Gomersal, Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Moppa, Greenock, Ebenezer

~Harvested between March 3th – April 12rd 2019.

~No oak ageing!  Assembled in stainless steel tanks and allowed to complete a natural malolactic fermentation before bottling.

~Alcohol by volume 15% - pH 3.53 - Acidity 5.21g/L

Colour:  Crimson and bright cherry hues.

Aromas:  Red cherry and pomegranate aromas balanced by Chinese five spice and meaty notes.

Palate:  Medium bodied with a lithe and plush mouthfeel.

Cellar:  Drink now or cellar for up to 8 years.


The growing season was defined by a continuously warm to hot summer with no effective rainfall, wind and hail at flowering, and followed with three major frosts - resulting in an earlier and much smaller harvest than average. These tough conditions produced smaller clusters of intensely dark berries with thick fleshy skins contrasted against brown mature stalks. Whilst yields were down, once these vineyards were fermenting in our cellar the concentration of colour, tannin and aroma of the 2019 vintage was revealed.

Tasting Notes:
A perennial favourite, Grenache from old vines shows it ability to exhibit lifted florals, red juicy fruit characters such as wild cherry, raspberry and pomegranate. The palate has delicious texture and long acidity balancing a freshness from savoury Mataro and bolder Shiraz components. Serve with an array of cuisines including spicy dishes at or below 16 degrees Celsius.

Ratings and Reviews:

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This is a classy, harmonious bottling made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It's full of plump plum, black currant, mint, violet, tobacco and iodine flavors. The tannins are herbal, chalky and powerful, and the mouthfeel is silky. Drink now–2028." - Christina Pickard (Dec 2021)

91 Points - James Suckling:
"The nose is all grenache-driven raspberry and blueberry with a gently herbal edge. The palate has a plush, smooth-honed and gently pithy red-fruit core that holds a fresh, refined finish. A blend of 72% grenache, 23% mataro and 5% shiraz."