Torbreck The Steading Grenache Mataro Shiraz 1999 » $55.00 (✔in stock) | Cellarit
Torbreck The Steading Grenache Mataro Shiraz
Grenache Mataro Shiraz
1999
92
1
$55.00

92 Points James Halliday

Medium to full red-purple; the potent, voluminous dark berry, leather, spice and blackberry aromas of the bouquet lead into a rich, mouthfilling wine on the palate, with very ripe (14.5°) fruit nicely offset with gently chewy tannins and subtle oak. Drink to 2009.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2001

"The 1999 Steading, a southern Rhone blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 20% Mourvedre. Two thousand cases were produced of this Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike from Australia's Barossa Valley. It is a terrific, deep purple-colored effort offering a sweet nose of pepper, black fruits, earth, tobacco, and cassis. Sweet on the attack (from ripe fruit, not sugar), this full-bodied, concentrated, powerful wine (14.5% alcohol) builds in the mouth to a creamy textured, blockbuster finish. While hard to resist, it will drink well for 7-8 years."

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 135 June 2001

This wine not only makes for compelling drinking, but it is also a huge amount of fun, and isn't that what it's all about? If I had to give an award to Australia's finest winemaker in 2001, it would be hard not to consider David Powell.
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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