Torbreck, Barossa Valley, Juveniles Red 2016
Cuvée Juveniles was created as a ‘Cote Du Rhone’ inspired bistro wine from the classic Barossa varieties of Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and Shiraz from mostly old, unirrigated vineyards. These varieties are the cornerstone of The Barossa Valley and are intrinsic in the wines that are so easily appreciated around the world and often referred to as GSM blends by sommeliers and consumers alike.
Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in a pure, unseasoned wine. A lively, vibrant aroma of blackberry, violet, and spice. A full, rich mid palate with vivacity and energy that this blend always generates. Ripe, savory flavors of dark berry fruit and cassis, spiced cherries, minerals, and succulent blueberry fruit all balanced with fresh acidity and a fine gentle tannin structure.
Blend: 75% Grenache, 18% Mataro, 7% Shiraz Pairs well with fattier meats such as ribeye. Pork, mushrooms, charcuterie or moussaka.
91 James Suckling
Some smoky nuances with an array of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors in a deliciously fleshy style. A blend of grenache, mataro and shiraz.
91 Wine Enthusiast
This vintage takes its time delivering the goods. At first it’s reductive, with odd stalky notes and a flat palate. But give this time in decanter or glass and it morphs into a sleek and elegant wine, full of blueberries, florals and pepper. Slightly showy vanillin and mocha oak are there too, and as the wine knits together, a baseline of earthy spices like cumin makes itself known. The palate is equally spiced, with toned muscular tannins and dried herbs etched into the finish. Drink now.