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2004 Torbreck "The Struie" Shiraz , Barossa Valley

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 2004 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Syrah/Shiraz

The Wine Advocate

The 2004 The Struie is 100% Shiraz from 40-60-year old and 120-year old vineyards. Half of the fruit is from the Eden Valley and half from the Barossa, and the wine spends 18 months in French oak (20% new). An exotic bouquet of blackberries and other sweet fruits is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, rich red with great purity as well as focus, a laser-like precision, huge intensity, and a blockbuster finish that lasts nearly a minute. It will be even better with 2-3 more years of bottle age, and should last for two decades.

WA, Robert Parker Jr. Issue: #167 96/100

Wine Spectator
A rich Shiraz, with pinpoint focus and impressive depth. Compelling purity of plum and cherry fruit, with a rogue hint of apricot, and the suggestion of coffee and caramel, as the finish persists. Seductive now for its gorgeous flavour, it should improve with cellaring.

WS, Harvey Steiman Issue: Oct 15 2006 94/100
Wine Companion
Good colour; bursting with layers of juicy, sweet, blackberry, plum, cherry and dark chocolate fruit flavours; oak and tannins just a backdrop.
James Halliday Issue: Feb 2006 94/100

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated ruby-red. Deep, powerful and exotic on the nose, with explosive aromas of raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, rose pastille, baking spices and cracked pepper. Lush and velvety, the red and dark berry flavours showing excellent depth and beguiling sweetness, but not at the expense of clarity. As delicious as this is right now, a few years of patience should bring even more complexity.

ST, Josh Raynolds Issue: Aug 1 2006 93/100

Other details

Last three bottles of this delicious Barossa Shiraz. All have been stored in a Eurocave since purchase. All have good levels.

Shipping details

Payment methods: bank transfer
Returns policy: none
Shipping Method: Courier/Royal Mail
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: Courier charge normally between £15-£20 depending on number of bottles. Overseas buyers, cost will depend on country.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
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Insurance options: no

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