Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 2003 (review)

90+ points

This wine was just bottled a few weeks ago and was given as a gift, so the rating could change over time. The Struie is 100% Shiraz from a combination of very old vines from theh Barossa floor and the Eden Valley. It has both the rich licorice and plum flavours of the warmer Barossa and some peppery and raspberry overtones from the Eden. The tannins are very evident, but smooth and drinkable, even slurpable. I can see those who like big wines enjoying this, but it has more finesse and less evident oak than many. Retail cost is about $45.


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