2002 Torbreck Descendant

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2002 Torbreck Descendant

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2004
There are 1000 cases of the 2002 Descendant a blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier that spent 18 months in 2-year-old French oak. The fruit is sourced from the section of the Barossa Valley known as Marananga. The Viognier... There are 1000 cases of the 2002 Descendant a blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier that spent 18 months in 2-year-old French oak. The fruit is sourced from the section of the Barossa Valley known as Marananga. The Viognier and Shiraz are co-fermented together and the name Descendant comes the fact that it is essentially the same blend as the famed Run Rig but sees no new oak. A magnificent effort the dense ruby/purple-colored 2002 Descendant offers gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberries raspberries licorice acacia flowers and the added notes of honeysuckle and apricots from the Viognier. Full-bodied and opulently textured with good tannin structure purity and a broad expansive finish that lasts nearly a minute...
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2004
Tremendously aromatic with spicy leafy floral and gamy character wrapping around a core of dark brooding fruit turning leaner and less generous in the mouth finishing with a nice mineral touch. There's a lot going on but... Tremendously aromatic with spicy leafy floral and gamy character wrapping around a core of dark brooding fruit turning leaner and less generous in the mouth finishing with a nice mineral touch. There's a lot going on but it never quite breaks out-maybe with cellaring?...