Torbreck "The Struie" 2015 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [JS 95] [WS 92] [RP 90+]

Torbreck "The Struie" 2015
(Barossa Valley, Australia) - [JS 95] [WS 92] [RP 90+]

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JS95 WS92 RP90+
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Sourced from several elevated sites throughout the Barossa & Eden Valleys, the Struie reflects the cooler side of the region and showcases the subtle nuances that are gained from hillside viticulture.

The perfect conditions experienced in the Barossa Valley during the 2012 Vintage have enhanced the naturally elegant and fine qualities that the Struie is renowned for.

The view from the Struie down across the Dornoch Firth is as inspiring as that of the Valley floor from the Barossa Ranges. This wine is a blend of Shiraz from the Eden and Barossa Valleys, combining the best of both regions.

Tasting Notes:
A harmonious combination of both regions delivers a wine with layers of dark cassis fruit characters and defining structure.
Vintage Conditions:
Above average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile, and this was followed by a helpful deluge for dry grown vineyards in January. Generally dry for the reminder of vintage with warm days and cool nights, creating perfect ripening conditions. The fruit had wonderful freshness, good acidity and perfect balance.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - James Suckling:
"Lots of soy, stone, iodine and oyster shell with blue and black fruits. Full to medium body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy and long finish. The quarter of Eden gives this complexity and length. Drink now." - (Jan 2018)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Fresh-roasted coffee, chicory and cedar notes set the stage for robust flavors of plum and cherry, accented by clove, vanilla and cola details on the finish. The tannins are thick and velvety but never get in the way of the flavors. Shiraz. Drink now through 2029. 600 cases made. " - MW (Nov 2017)

90+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 The Struie has a very youthful crushed black berry and black currant nose with licorice, dark chocolate and tar suggestions. Full-bodied with a taut, muscular palate and solid backbone of chewy tannins, this is a sturdy, rugged style, which should mellow a bit with a few years in cellar." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Aug 2017)