Torbreck, Descendant Shiraz, 2005

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Torbreck, Descendant Shiraz, 2005

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia





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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 92%, Viognier 8% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: David Powell Optimum Drinking: 2019-2024 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: James Halliday Code: 102357 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

This single vineyard wine was planted by Dave Powell in 1994 with cuttings off old RunRig vineyards - some of the oldest genetic material in Australia. The Barossa's first co-fermented Shiraz/Viognier, Descendant has been joined by many more in the last couple of years - a testament to its success.

The deep red clay soils in this vineyard produce fruit which is very savory, textured and rich, a satin-like texture and a glorious perfume. Of all the Torbreck releases this is one that really needs patience.

(Torbreck is named after a forest in Scotland where David Powell worked as a lumberjack.)


“Immaculate structure, texture and balance; likewise black-fruited shiraz with a subliminal viognier twist, plus licorice and spice; tannins ripe and perfectly weighted.” James Halliday

“Intensely spicy aromas of black raspberry, cherry, cocoa powder and Asian spices. Inky and youthfully brooding, with powerful dark berry liqueur flavors, velvety tannins and a building impression of graphite. Tightens with air but not at the expense of its wonderfully lush, deeply concentrated fruit and sexy spices.” Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar