Home / Wine / Wine Ratings / 95 Points And Above / Torbreck Shiraz The Struie 2020, Barossa Valley, Australia Sale! Torbreck Shiraz The Struie 2020, Barossa Valley, AustraliaRM374.00 RM299.00 Size: 750ml, Alcohol: 15% James Suckling Top 100 Wines of 2022 – Torbreck Shiraz The Struie 2020, Barossa Valley, Australia Sourced from elevated sites throughout the Barossa and Eden Valleys, The Struie reflects the cooler side of the region and showcases the subtle nuances that are gained from hillside viticulture The name Struie originates from a mountain in the rugged highlands of north-east Scotland, which overlooks Torbreck forest near Inverness. The view from the Struie down across the Dornoch Firth is as inspiring as that of the Valley floor from the Barossa Ranges Grape Variety 100% Shiraz Tasting Notes Colour: Deep crimson hue with an almost black core Aroma: Lifted aromatics of blackberry, blue berry, milk chocolate, mineral and graphite. Palate: Plush, dense and textural with a long finish. The tannins are soft yet concentrated and they will hold the powerful structure and fruit weight together for many years. Critic Reviews 98 Points: James Suckling’s TOP 100 WINES OF THE WORLD 2022 | #81 TORBRECK SHIRAZ BAROSSA THE STRUIE 2020 The black ink and lead pencil aromas are impressive with blackberry and raspberry aromas that are intense and fresh. Full-bodied, blackberry, blueberry and crushed stone. Flavorful and chewy. Lots of center palate here. Wow. This needs time to soften. Great structure and length. Vivino.com Community Reviews QUANTITY DISCOUNT Quantity Unit Price % Discount 1 RM299.00 - 2 - 5 RM284.05 5% 6 - 11 RM275.08 8% 12+ RM269.10 10% *Discount % rule is applied on total combined quantity of Torbreck The Struie and Torbreck The Factor wines in total cart. This means you can pick any quantity of the mentioned wines to enjoy the bulk quantity discount. If you mix, you can see the discount applied in the cart. In stock Torbreck Shiraz The Struie 2020, Barossa Valley, Australia quantity Add to cart Categories: 95 Points And Above, Australia Wine, Grape, Red Wine by Country, Syrah / Shiraz & blends, Wine, Wine Ratings Tag: TOP 100 WINES OF THE WORLD 2022 Description Additional information Reviews (0) Description TORBRECK’s STORY The Road to Perfection Torbreck is on a quest to become one of the world’s great wine marques. A critical part of this journey is remaining unwaveringly true to our core vision and not being diverted by trends and fashions. SINCE 1994 TORBRECK HAS BEEN COMMITTED TO CREATING EXCEPTIONAL RHONE STYLE RED AND WHITE WINES REFLECTING THE VERY BEST VINEYARDS IN AUSTRALIA’S FAMOUS BAROSSA. Provenance is everything to us. We believe the Barossa is the most exciting place to make wine in the world, with its gentle Mediterranean climate and 175 years of Silesian and English commitment to winemaking and grape-growing. There is a European sense of tradition here that means vines planted in the 1840s – many of them Rhone varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvédre – still thrive and bear fruit of unique concentration and flavour. Torbreck pays tribute to these vineyards with minimal intervention, creating wines of richness, structure and length that age gracefully. The multi-generational growers, whose descendants arrived here nearly two centuries ago, are the backbone of Torbreck’s winemaking aspirations. Without their knowledge of the seasons and the soil, we would not have such a precious resource of fruit to work with. Torbreck has also been fortunate to have the opportunity to invest in the protection of some of the Barossa’s most precious vineyards, after accepting fruit from them over many years. The historic Hillside Vineyard at Lyndoch, The Laird Vineyard in the sub-region of Marananga and the Greenock Keller Vineyard owned by the Schultz family, are all now under the custodianship of Torbreck. Torbreck Shiraz The Struie, Barossa Valley, Australia The Eden Valley, the cooler region to the east of the Barossa Valley, consists of river valleys and undulating hills covered with large gums, rocky outcrops and Aboriginal heritage sites. It is a high-altitude area of between 400 and 500 metres, compared with the Barossa Valley’s elevation of 200 to 300 metres. This higher altitude and 1 to 2 weeks later ripening pattern results in more distinctive varietal flavour characteristics, lower pH and higher acidities. While the Eden Valley region is most associated with the white wine variety, Riesling, it also produces elegant, tautly structured Shiraz which is highly prized by winemakers. This Torbreck Shiraz cuvée is a skilful blend of fruit from a 40 year old Eden Valley Shiraz vineyard and an 80 year old Barossa Shiraz vineyard – a marriage of elegance and intensity. Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. You’ll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in our wine naming conventions including Struie, which is a 157 metre high mountain in the rugged highlands of north-east Scotland. The view from the Struie down across the Dornoch Firth is as inspiring as that of the Valley floor from Eden Valley. Vintage 2020 Strong winds at flowering at the beginning of the growing season reduced berry and bunch count in many vineyards. The difficult seasonal conditions continued up to harvest: a dry winter and spring were followed by very hot and dry December and January. 2020 was a difficult season to manage for both grower and winemaker with yields much lower than anticipated. Older vineyards with deeper roots remained steadfast under these conditions and produced small volumes of deeply concentrated wines from the lower yields. While the yields have been small, the overall quality has created deeply coloured and textured wines that resonate their place of origin. Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz Vineyards: Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, average age of vines, 50 years Sub-Regions: 80% Barossa Valley 20% Eden Valley Harvest: 3rd March – 2nd April 2020 Maturation: 20 months in new (20%) and seasoned French oak Analysis: Alc/Vol 15% pH 3.56 Acidity 5.84g/L Tasting: Very firm and young with overt lifted black and blue fruits such as blackberry, blueberry compote and milk chocolate, with graphite and mineral like complexity from granite and schist soils in the Eden Valley. The full bodied and silken textured mouthfeel exhibits plushness of fruit along with mouth coating ripe Shiraz tannins that are full yet soft. The oak is barely noticeable and will give way after a year or two in bottle to its density and freshness of fruit. Serve with steak frittes, Texas bbq ribs, or char sui pork. Enjoy from release, but better from 2024-2035 Cellar: Up to 20 years and serve at 16C Source: https://torbreck.com/products/the-struie Additional information Weight 1.3 kg Wine Body Full Bodied Reviews There are no reviews yet. Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review. 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