Torbreck, The Struie, 2006

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Torbreck, The Struie, 2006

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia



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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: David Powell Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: James Halliday Code: 102514 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

The Struie is a cleverly thought out blend of fruit from 44-year-old Eden Valley and 80-year-old Barossa vines.

The higher altitude Eden vines gives the wine its European cool-climate elegance, while the Barossa fruit brings power and intensity to this wine. This great marriage has made the Struie a boutique cult wine.

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


“...the palate proclaims the quality of the wine, flush with blackberry, spice and bitter chocolate, tannins and oak exactly positioned.” James Halliday

“The 2006 The Struie is 100% Shiraz, sourced from cooler, hillside sites, 70% from Barossa Valley and 30% from Eden Valley with vine age ranging from 46 to 110 years. It was aged for 18 months in 20% new oak. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers a striking bouquet of lead pencil, game, mineral, blueberry compote, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a focused, elegant Shiraz with a plush texture, outstanding depth and grip, and 5-7 years of aging potential.”