The 2007 Steading is composed from the traditional Barossa cultivars of Grenache, Shiraz & Mataro.
It has long been a favourite wine within the Torbreck stable because of the old, gnarled ‘bush vines’ that produce its core.
The 2007 Steading will continue to unfold with time in the cellar & shall provide those with the patience great enjoyment for many years to come.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
(60% grenache with 20% each of mataro and shiraz) Medium red. Raspberry preserves and plum on the nose. Lush and creamy, with a decadent quality to the sweet red fruit fl avors. Bitter chocolate and black tea notes add grip and structure to the powerful, liqueur-like fruit on the long, sappy, eductively sweet fi nish. Really clings to the palate. This is delicious now: I can barely find any tannins.Rating 92 - Stephen Tanzer (IWC)
Clear colour, with some expected development; a mix of contrasting ripe Turkish Delight and distinctly earthy/savoury components; in traditional Barossa Valley mode. Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro.
Rating 91 - James Halliday, Drink: 2017, Date Tasted: Aug 2010
The 2007 Steading is the same blend as the Juveniles bottling but aged for 2 years in old oak. Reminiscent of a quality Chateauneuf-du-Pape, this purple-colored wine emits aromas of Asian spices, lavender, garrigue, black cherry, and kirsch. Dense, sweet, and concentrated, it has excellent grip, succulent flavors, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Rating 91 - Robert Parker, eRobertParker, Wine Advocate
Winery Tasting Notes
Varietal Makeup: Grenache (60%), Shiraz (20%) & Mataro (20%)
Deep ruby with flickers of violet.
Delicate aromas of truffle, five spice and spring flowers are supported by a rich core of framboise, licorice, saddle leather and Provencal herbs. Very ‘Burgundian’ in style.
The palate is elegant and pure with subtle notes of crushed cherries, earth and cedar all neatly wound by a taut spine of acidity and ripe supple tannins.
‘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.’