2009 Torbreck Shiraz The Descendant

Year: 2009
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 97+
Vinous Media: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.8%
Price :
$79.95
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"Dark and spicy, not a heavyweight but mouthfilling, offering currant and plum at the core, with hints of apricot and crème fraîche around the edges, finishing with fine tannins and intensity. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2019. 96 cases imported. –HS" (WS)

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Descendent has 8% co-fermented Viognier in the blend which lends lovely floral, peach blossom and violet aromas to complement an intense blueberry preserves, dark chocolate and star anise aromatic core. Very full and rich, it has a lovely acid vibrancy alongside medium to firm, very fine tannins and a long finish. Drink it from 2015 to 2025+." (WA)

"(made from 92% shiraz and 8% viognier): Bright purple. An exotically perfumed bouquet exudes black and blue fruit liqueur, potpourri, sandalwood and smoky Indian spices. Stains the palate with intense boysenberry and cherry-vanilla flavors and becomes spicier and smokier with air. Lush but energetic, with superb finishing focus, cling and floral-driven persistence." (IWC)

Winery Notes:
The 2009 Descendant is another impressive release of this wine, the colour making that immediately apparent; completely black/purple with healthy, vibrant magenta hues. 2009 was an exceptional vintage and the Descendant displays wonderful high tone aromatics and purity that is synonymous with the harvest. A pure, wild, powerful nose of blackberry and tar is complimented by a gentle floral lift of lavender and violets. Full-bodied with great concentration, silky tannins and perfectly judged extract, this vigorous and suave young wine has a long, long future ahead of it.