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Torbreck Descendant Shiraz 2019

Barossa Valley

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HK$688   each
Regular price
RRP HK$1,200 
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HK$648  in any 6+
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46% off rrp
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Palate Profile

When Torbreck co-fermented this “descendant” Shiraz with Viognier, it was a first in the Barossa – now we have been joined my many others, a testament to the success of this Rhone blend.

Shiraz is crushed straight on top of Viognier, which has been lightly pressed for RunRig, and the blend of fruit is then co-fermented. Maturation over 18 months is in barrels that have previously been used for RunRig.

The deep red clay soils in this vineyard produces fruit that has a glorious perfume, a savoury flavour and a satin-like texture.

Critic Awards

this is silky, slippery, tannic and intense, with layers of vibrant raspberry, jasmine tea, red licorice, jelly snakes and deli meat. As usual for the Torbreck reds, the texture of the wine is velvety, plush, intense and enveloping. This ages very well, we know it does, but if you must drink it early, decant it!

Terrific intensity and depth with blackberry, blueberry, black ink, graphite and umami. Pencil shavings. Full and very fine with depth and richness. Co-fermented with 8% viogner. This is a wine that seduces you with its aromas and complexity. You just want to smell it. Give it three to four years to open.

Fleshy tannins set the stage for rich, dense flavors, but this wine is outstanding for its aromatics as well. Presents palo santo, Asian five-spice, espresso crema, wild blackberry, lapsang souchong black tea and salted toffee, along with a whiff of fresh violet. Gorgeous in its persistence on the long, expressive finish. Shiraz and Viognier.

The mini-me of Torbreck's renowned Runrig, Descendant sees some Viognier skins. It's a perfumed and powerful wine, with aromas of raspberry tart, blueberry preserves, violet, cracked pepper and beetroot and a good lick of chocolaty, toasty oak. The rich yet sculpted palate is gripped by muscular tannins. It'll soften with time and should age quite gracefully, but for now it's still very young.

Vibrant purple red, with a gentle layer of apricot and stone fruit sheathing the impressively pure plummy shiraz beneath. Silky, superfine pillowy tannins and a compact, powerful fruit canvas that holds true throughout, showing balance, poise and considerable latent power and and cellaring potential.

Region and Grapes

Region: Barossa Valley
Grape: 93% Shiraz, 7% Viognier
Co-fermented
ABV: 15%

Cellaring Potential

Drink now through 2028.

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