2009 Torbreck The Steading GSM

Year: 2009
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 94+
Vinous Media: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.1%
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"Ripe and opulent, this is smooth in texture, offering layers of stewed plum and spice notes, splitting into clove, nutmeg and cinnamon as the finish lingers easily. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2020. 465 cases imported. –HS" (WS)

"Medium deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 The Steading has a very pretty nose of raspberry preserves, rhubarb compote and orange peel alongside expressive spices and florals with a whiff of white pepper. Full, rich and elegant, the abundant, layered flavors are framed with medium-firm levels of velvety tannins through a long finish. Drink it now to 2020+." (WA)

"(made from 63% grenache, 20% shiraz and 17% mataro): Glass-staining ruby. Heady aromas of red fruits, potpourri and blood orange are deepened by notes of licorice and cola. Offers penetrating raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a sexy note of floral pastilles. The blood orange note comes back on the gently tannic finish and adds cut to sweet, very tenacious red fruit liqueur and anise flavors. This suave wine drinks very nicely right now." (IWC)

Winery Notes:
The 2009 Steading is composed from the traditional Barossa cultivars of Grenache, Shiraz & Mataro. It has long been David Powell’s favourite wine within the Torbreck stable because of the old, gnarled ‘bush vines’ that produce its core. Deep ruby with flickers of violet, its delicate aromas of truffle, five spice and spring flowers are supported by a rich core of licorice, saddle leather and Provencal herbs. Very ‘Burgundian’ in style, the palate is elegant and pure with subtle notes of crushed cherries, earth and cedar all neatly wound by a taut spine of acidity and ripe supple tannins. The 2009 Steading will continue to unfold with time in the cellar & shall provide those with the patience great enjoyment for many years to come.