Torbreck Red Rhone Blend Barossa Valley Cuvée Juveniles 2007
Enjoyable wine GR-SY-MV blend. Loads of interesting smokey fruit. Surprised to read this is non-oaked as it would have fooled me. Great price and would drink into 2011 and maybe a little further.
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This amazing blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre (60/20/20) sees no time in oak, earning it the name Juvenile in reference to its youthful, unadulterated exhibition of pure Barossa fruit. This isn't light, simple, fruity wine, however. Vivid, cherry, blueberry, and currant flavors build in intensity amidst a creamy and deceptively full-bodied texture that packs a lot more punch than first suggested.
The unwooded blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 20% Shiraz, the 2002 Juveniles, is a crunchy, deliriously fruity red offering aromas of kirsch liqueur, pepper, and spice box in a fruit-driven, full-bodied style that is immensely captivating as well as satisfying. It is meant to be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years.
Ruby-red. Black raspberry and blueberry on the nose, with subtle floral and spice qualities adding complexity. Juicy and appealingly sweet, with lively red and dark berry flavors and tangy minerality. There's nothing heavy about this wine. The black raspberry note recurs on the focused finish. Livelier than the 2007 and the best version of this bottling I've yet tasted.
Bright red-ruby. Fragrant, spicy aromas of blueberry, raspberry and slightly stewed plum are vibrant, meaty and musky, showing undertones of animal hide and underbrush. Velvety-smooth and harmonious; a distinctively Australian expression of an easy-drinking Rhône red. Brambly black and red fruit flavors complicated by leather and charcuterie notes. Finishes fresh, fine and persistent.
Earthy, dusky blackberry and anise flavors have distinction and persistence, filling out nicely on the plump finish, framed with a layer of chunky tannins. Grenache, Mataro (Mourvèdre) and Shiraz. Drink now through 2006.
A terrific buy, the 2005 Juveniles is a tank-fermented and aged blend of Grenache (60%), Shiraz (20%), and Mataro (20%) made from 40-150-year old vines. Provencal-like notes of garrigue, pepper, spice, sweet cherries, and black currants jump from the glass of this elegant, medium-bodied effort. With superb fruit as well as purity, and no hard edges, it can be enjoyed over the next 2-4 years.
The 2008 Cuvée Juveniles, a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 20% Mataro raised in tank. Dark ruby-colored, it presents an alluring aromatic array of spice box, incense, and black cherry compote. Ripe, sweet, pure, and easy to understand, this forward, friendly effort can be enjoyed now and over the next 3 years.
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