2013 Torbreck Juveniles Cuvee
Barossa Valley, South Australia
This wine is intense, like when you body surf and get munched by a wave only to pop up all triumphant and alive with your head spinning and a smile on your lips. Juicy red and purple berries, anise and cinnamon, acidity and tannins all surfing smoothly through to a long and happy finish.
$23.39 as part of a mixed case.
21+ bottles available.
"Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in natural, pure, unseasoned wine. Its fragrance, intensity and energy are all reminiscent of freshly fermenting must, with ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral laden tannins. Soft and sensuous, this wine is frightfully drinkable already, but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar."
"59% Grenache, 22% Shiraz, 19% Mataro. From 40-150 year old vines. Fermented in single vineyard batches, assembled in tank and allowed tocomplete a natural malolactic fermentation before being bottled. 15% alc."
"95 pts ... Despite the name, this is a blend of old vine grapes (grenache, shiraz and mataro). Bright crimson-purple; the palate is full-bodied, but supple and smooth, plum, blackberry, cherry, spice and licorice all in the frame provided by the tannins. Drink through 2028."
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