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Torbreck - Cuvee Juveniles GSM 2016

Red Wine from South Australia · Australia
Price: £21.50
Case Rate: £20.42
Ex Tax: £17.92
Country:
Australia
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Barossa Valley
Wine Maker: David Powell
Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
Grape Percentage: 75% Grenache, 18% Mataro & 7% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
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90 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
Australia
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Barossa Valley
Wine Maker: David Powell
Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
Grape Percentage: 75% Grenache, 18% Mataro & 7% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now

Wine tasting notes

Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in a pure, unseasoned wine. A lively, vibrant aroma of blackberry, violet and spice. A full, rich mid-palate with a vivacity and energy that this blend always generates. Fresh, bright flavours of dark berry fruit and cassis, spiced cherries, minerals, and succulent blueberry fruit all balanced with fresh acidity and a fine gentle tannin structure. Dense and vibrant, this wine is drinking superbly but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar.

Winery information

Torbreck

While working at Rockford Wines in 1994, David Powell discovered and began to clean up a few parcels of old, dry-grown vines. Near lifeless, he slowly nurtured them back to health and was rewarded when a couple of the plots began producing enough fruit that he could start experimenting with his own ideas on wine production.

Starting in 1995, David was able to harvest and crush a total of three tonnes of grapes, carefully fermenting them in his make-shift winery, a simple shed on his 12-hectare Marananga property. The winery was named

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014) - 90 pts

Pale to medium garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Juveniles possesses a beautiful perfume of red roses, kirsch, black raspberries and cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied, softly textured and with lots of lively red berry and cherry flavors on offer in the mouth, this pure, unadulterated Grenache continues to be an absolute winner for lovers of this grape.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015) - 91 pts

Vivid ruby. Pungent, spice-accented red and blue fruit scents show very good clarity and pick up a sexy floral note as the wine opens up. Juicy, focused and lively on the palate, offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that deepen and become sweeter on the back half. At once concentrated and nervy, showing excellent focus and drive on a long, subtly tannic, spice-laced finish.


JancisRobinson.com (2009) - 16.5 pts

Tasted May 2011. Light, transparent and lively and pure. Very sweet but not heavy. Delicate and almost warm-tomato-like. Lots of fun for a not-ridiculous price. When to drink : 2012 to 2017.


Wine Spectator (2015) - 90 pts

Strikes the right balance between savory, spicy flavors of loamy earth, cumin and pepper and fleshy notes of plum and bright raspberry. Balanced and complex, especially on the finish. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. 


James Suckling (2015) - 91 pts

A fresh and clean red with sliced apple, strawberry and green tobacco. Medium body, crisp fruit. Hints of cedar and tea. Lovely length and deliciousness. GSM blend.


Wine Enthusiast (2013) - 90 pts

Built for early consumption, this blend of 59% Grenache, 22% Shiraz and 19% Mataro is lush and warm, offering chocolaty notes alongside hints of brown sugar, grilled meat and blueberries.


James Halliday (2014) - 94 pts

Step back: this is how you do it. Licorice, raspberry, earth and dried spice notes are in cahoots with one another, the ambition simple: to provide pure drinking pleasure. The aroma, the mouthfeel, the flavour: it's all spot on. 85% grenache, 8% shiraz, 7% mataro.


Wine Front (2014) - 92 pts

Blend of grenache, shiraz and mataro, as it has long been. The guzzler for bistros, wine bars and your back deck. Choc-berry, choc-cherry scents, pretty, ripe, sweetish, just a sniff of herbs. Crossing Ts. Juicy, vibrant, plush, bright and gluggable feel in the palate. Dotting Is. Vibrant acidity keeps the wine perky through to the last chomp. It’s medium weight red full of fresh and frisky deliciousness. The best one in ages.

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Vinification notes

Fermented in single vineyard batches, assembled in tank and allowed to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation before being bottled.