2013 Torbreck The Steading
Barossa Valley, South Australia

A recently consumed bottle garnered much lip-smacking and several yum yums. Luscious bright fruit, fragrant spices and licorice linger on the palate. Try it with a marinade of soy, sesame oil, sugar, and red pepper flakes or a rub of oregano, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.

94 JH

2013 Torbreck The Steading


$33.29 as part of a mixed case.

Volume Discount
1-5 $36.99
6-11 $33.29
12+ $31.44

9+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"The 2013 Steading has a vibrant, purity of fruit, mid palate concentration and tannin profile making it an exemplary wine. Barossa cultivars of old vine Grenache, Shiraz & Mataro. Vibrant aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, and star anise all unfold to reveal an impressive array of underlying fruit flavours. Dense, succulent dark fruits with layers of licorice, plum, black olive, earth, white pepper and Asian spice. These complex yet elegant flavours are all neatly interwoven with a perfect balance of acidity and supple, silky tannins. The 2013 Steading will continue to develop with time in the cellar & shall provide those with patience, great enjoyment for many years to come."

Technical Notes
"Grenache (66%), Shiraz (13%) & Mataro (21%). Each of the individual blocks (many were picked in different stages (tries) to ensureperfectly ripened fruit) were de-stemmed separately into both wooden & concrete opentop fermenters where the juice was gently pumped over the skins twice a day for 6-7days. After basket pressing the wine was gravity fed into underground cement vats whereit naturally settled and was later racked into older French Hogsheads. Following 24 months maturation the wine was assembled and bottled without the use offining or filtration. 15% alc."
James Halliday
"94 pts ... A blend of grenache, mataro and shiraz. Predictably complex and mouthfilling; the grenache has been overwhelmed by the impact of the mataro and shiraz, licorice, tar and earth coming to the fore, coupled with tannins and alcohol. Give it time."

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