Monday, 18 March 2019

Torbreck The Hillside Vineyard Shiraz Roussanne 2017



A Barossa Shiraz and Roussanne co-ferment (92/8) and matured in large format French oak for 14 months.

In some respects, there's a rustic feel to this full-bodied wine. There's not as much of a floral lift from the Roussanne as I expected, but still, it can be seen if you sift deep.

Swirl the glass to bring purple florals to life. A coarse rub of fruit and spices highlighted by barbecued meats and char. Dense plummy and blackberry fruit push on with touches of liquorice, cedar and faint clove.  A side of beef the match for me thanks.

Drink now to eight years.

93/100

Region: Barossa
RRP: $32
Source: Sample

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