Torbreck Juveniles 2018
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley|
Supple and velvety, with wave after wave of pomegranate, kirsch and maraschino cherry flavors that have accents of red licorice, green tea and black walnut and lingering milk chocolate notes. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Drink now through 2030. 550 cases imported.
A bit reductive at first, this wine needs time in glass to open up. When it does, it offers appealing, tangy red and blue fruit accented by oatmeal, game, dried Mediterranean herbs and dried flowers. Currently young and on the lean and mean side, the acidity and tannins feel a touch aggressive, as does the alcohol, but there's plenty to like here, too.
The unoaked 2018 Cuvee Juveniles is a blend of 67% Grenache, 23% Mataro and 10% Shiraz. It's ripe and full, verging on jammy, with black cherry and black olive aromas and flavors, supple tannins and a mouthwatering finish.