2003 Torbreck Descendant

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 94

Reviews for 2003 Torbreck Descendant

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2005
Primarily Shiraz with a tiny dollop of Viognier the blockbuster 2003 Descendant spent 18 months in used French oak (barrels that were previously used for Torbreck's flagship cuvee Run Rig). A spectacular perfume of... Primarily Shiraz with a tiny dollop of Viognier the blockbuster 2003 Descendant spent 18 months in used French oak (barrels that were previously used for Torbreck's flagship cuvee Run Rig). A spectacular perfume of flowers blackberries cassis licorice and honeysuckle is followed by an unctuously textured full-bodied red displaying a seamless integration of wood tannin acidity and alcohol. With elegance power richness and just about everything one could want in a full-throttle beautifully balanced dry red wine it will drink well for 12-15 years. David Powell unquestionably one of the world's finest wine producers has an uncanny ability to discover old vine Barossa vineyards and then secure long term contracts for their fruit. It is amazing that such high quality sources have not already been plucked by Australia's giant wine corporations. Torbreck's wines continue to get better and better combining the old vine ripe fruit of Barossa with a European sensitivity to elegance and balance. The finest wines in this portfolio are pricy but David Powell delivers some remarkable reds and whites at prices that are more than fair for the quality in the bottle.Importer: Deborah Gray The Australian Wine Connection Carlsbad CA; tel. (760) 438-5714
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2005
Finely honed focused and brilliant in flavor with that distinct twang of fruity spice from Viognier adding a welcome lift to the dark berry sloe plum and dried apricot flavors that linger expressively on the long finish... Finely honed focused and brilliant in flavor with that distinct twang of fruity spice from Viognier adding a welcome lift to the dark berry sloe plum and dried apricot flavors that linger expressively on the long finish. Shiraz and Viognier. Best from 2006 through 2015. 800 cases made. –HS