Torbreck Descendant 2020 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Torbreck Descendant 2020 750ml
SKU: 10735

Torbreck Descendant 2020

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750ml
$109.00
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$83.72

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Origin Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Brand Torbreck
Alcohol/vol 15%
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The Descendant is a single vineyard Shiraz-Viognier which, as the name implies, is a direct descendant of RunRig.

The Descendant vineyard Shiraz expresses tar and black olive, offset wonderfully by the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.

From the cuttings taken from old vines used to plant the vineyard, and the viognier skins the shiraz was crushed onto, to the barrels it was matured in, this wine is directly descended from RunRig.


Decanter
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Viognier (6%) is co-fermented with Shiraz from RunRig cuttings planted in 1994. Like a great Côte-Rôtie, it starts with a thrilling nose and doesn’t let up until a week after you’ve put down the glass. Drinking Window 2022 - 2024.

James Suckling
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Wine Advocate
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A blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier aged in second fill barriques (all French oak), the 2016 Descendant features lovely floral aromas, accented by blueberries and a hint of apricot. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and creamy in texture, hugely mouthfilling yet somehow without excessive weight or heat, while the plush, velvety finish adds a hint of dark chocolate. It's a terrific success at a still-reasonable price for the quality

Wine Spectator
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Distinctive and effusive, brimming with violet, white pepper, chai tea and peppermint oil notes, set on a dense frame, with thick tannins. Details of dark chocolate-covered coffee bean, cigar box and minerality gain momentum on the long, expressive finish. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2034. 73 cases imported.

Wine Enthusiast
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One of Torbreck's strongest bottlings, this offers an upfront lift of blue- and red-berry fruit. It's plump and sensuous, and woven with heaps of savory baking spice, sassafras bark and violet aromas. The palate is equally luxurious, with rich, satiny dark fruit outlined in powerful, chalky tannins. There's ripeness, oak and alcohol aplenty, here, but in Torbreck's typical style, it still manages polish and finesse.

March 1, 2024

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