2015 Torbreck Shiraz The Descendant

Year: 2015
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Advocate: 93
James Suckling: 95
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
Price :
$79.95 $59.95
Save: 25% off
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ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FINEST PRODUCERS OF AMAZING REDS. ALL AT REDUCED PRICES WHILE SUPPLY LAST!!...$125-$135 LIST PRICE!

"The full-bodied 2015 Descendant features layers of dark berry and plum fruit, scorched earth, black olives and roasted meat, among other things. It's dense, rich and concentrated, slowly developing in the glass to reveal hints of licorice and pepper on the firm finish." (WA)

"Super tarry with a coal, smoky edge. It is bursting with aromas of blackberries and dark plums, as well as a dark-spice thread and plenty of black licorice. The palate has deep flavors in a smooth, fleshy medium-bodied frame. Impressive concentration, deep ripeness and a long future. Drink or hold." (JS)

"Torbreck's next tier down from its premium RunRig is once again a massive yet characterful and complex wine. A nose of coffee, grilled red and black fruit, meat and a myriad ground spices wrap around an earthy core. Satiny in texture with heaps of toasty oak, the fruit is concentrated and the tannins are structured with a lovely texture. Still a baby, this will cellar for many years: 2021–2034 and likely beyond. -Christina Pickard" (WE)

Winery Notes:
TASTING:
Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with subtle nuances of white peach, spice and cinnamon. Full bodied with great concentration, yet retaining soft supple tannins this suave wine has impeccable balance. Of all the Torbreck wines the Descendent needs patient cellaring. Its immediate charm can be enjoyed upon release with just a few hours breathing, but we recommend locking the other bottles away for at least five years to enjoy its full potential, cellaring for the next 15 years plus.