Thursday, 28 February 2019

Torbreck Hillside Grenache 2017

Classy Grenache. This is the second release of this wine. The fruit off this 1949 bush vine site was previously blended away. A change of the guard and new winemaker Ian Hongell would have no more of that.

This site was previously blended into The Steading. Dark plums, blackberries and dark cherries wade effortlessly through the mouth. Woven around a spine of fine spices, the fruit soft and oh so delicate. There is some warmth, but put this to your lips and it's nothing but sheer delight. Peel back a little further revealing some tar and clove. Raspberries and a suggestion of red frogs rear their heads late but the luscious and long finish is hard to ignore. Super!

Drink now to eight years.

94/100

Region: Barossa
RRP: $75
Source: Sample

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