When the moment came to pour some of this wine into the dish I was cooking, my hand hovered over my glass instead. Though I did eventually add the wine to the pot of beef stew, I had to sample it several times beforehand. Aromas of dark berries, cherries with minty herbs, and the same elements on the palate. A mouthfeel of velvet combined with an ethereal dusting of tannins around the edges. Dark red fruit persists into the finish – a finish just long enough to urge me toward the next sip. Paired nicely with beef stew with mushrooms and carrots. Highly Recommended. 95 points.
WHO: Torbreck Vintners
WHAT: 63% Grenache, 20% shiraz, 17% mataro
WHERE: Barossa Valley, South Australia
HOW MUCH: around $35