Torbreck `The Steading` GSM 2007 (1 x 3L Magnum), Barossa.

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.

Possessing a dense and completely opaque hue the 2007 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.

Overview

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.

Possessing a dense and completely opaque hue the 2007 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.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Very similar colour to RunRig, despite no vigonier; a more obviously focused wine on the bouquet and palate alike, black fruits and oak pushing other characters to the sidelines. The suspicion is this wine may emerge as the better of the two in a decade or so.Rated 94 by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (Aug/2010)

"The 2007 Struie is 100% Shiraz from Barossa and Eden Valleys. It spent 18 months in 20% new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports a nose of lavender, game, bacon, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied, it is light on its feet despite its size, dense, and layered. It has enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for 3-4 years. It will offer a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2022."

Rated 92 points by Jay Miller, Wine Advocate # 186 Dec 2009

Winery Tasting Notes

A blend of 100% Shiraz that’s from both Eden (40-year-old vines) and Barossa Valley (60-year-old vines), the 2007 Torbreck Shiraz The Struie was aged for 18 months in seasoned French oak. Showing loads of ripe black fruits on the nose, with subtle coffee, dried meat, and licorice develop with air, the wine is medium to full bodied on the palate and admirably fruited. Round, fleshy, and balanced, this firms up noticeably on the finish, showing a savory edge and plenty of ripe tannin and grip. It should benefit from 2-3 years in the cellar, and have a decade of drinking after that.

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