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2003 "The Steading", Torbreck, Barossa Valley

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 2003 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah/Shiraz

The melding of the three traditional Barossa varieties creates a tremendously complex and rewarding wine. The Grenache and Mataro are from old bush vines that are pruned in the traditional ‘goblet’ style to a limited number of buds, reducing yields and promoting flavour and colour concentration. Only the free run component of the Shiraz is used in the blend to allow the Grenache identity to shine through.

Torbreck 2003 The Steading Barossa Valley 14.5% Grenache 60% Shiraz 20% Mataro 20%
The wine opens with a bretty sense that blows off and becomes animal musk on forest floor. The nose carries into the palate layering in an enlivening iodine element alongside porcini and seaweed umami with a long tingling finish and polished tannin. The alcohol is lightly hot here but palatable.

Torbreck The Descendant 2003
Lovely structure: a big wine but with great purity of fruit. Silky tannins. 92–95/100

Robert Parker 93pts

"Reminiscent of a Rhone Valley Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2003 The Steading is an intriguing, complex blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 20% Shiraz. Aromas of garrigue, Provencal herbs, pepper, black cherries, raspberries, and currants are followed by a medium to full-bodied red possessing great fruit, surprising elegance, and loads of complexity. It will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 5-7 years.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 31 October 2005

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The last bottle from a case of twelve purchased when released in the UK. It is in excellent condition and has been stored in a Eurocave since purchase. One of the best Barossa reds I have tasted from 2003.

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Payment methods: bank transfer
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Shipping Method: Courier/Royal Mail
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