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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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.
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.
Torbreck Juvenile's GSM 2007: Der Inhaber der Weinbar "Juveniles" in Paris Tim Johnston hatte 1999 Dave gebeten einen Wein speziell für ihn zu kreieren. Das üppige Bukett verwöhnt Nase und Gaumen mit Aromen von Kirschlikör, Himbeeren und Brombeeren, dazu gesellen sich würzige Noten von schwarzen Oliven und Pfeffer. Ein wunderbar fruchtbetonter und vollmundiger Rotwein, der besonders in der französischen Küche, zu Gegrilltem, Schmorgerichten, würzigem Käse oder auch zu Schokodesserts passt.Weingut: Torbreck VintnersRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, 20% MourvedreInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,9 Vol.%Restsüße: 5,84 g/lSäuregehalt: trockenempfohlene Serviertemperatur: 12-16 °CLagerfähigkeit: 3-5 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley
Named for a wine bar in Paris for which this wine was formulated, this is a GSM with 60% Granache, and equal parts Shiraz and Mourvedre. In past vintages, I've found it lean and herbal, but this vintage brings flavors of ripe plum and cherry fruit, and earth, in equal measure. Light-to-medium bodied in the mouth, it's 100% tank fermented, with bread flour and eucalyptus aromas.
If readers want to know what the quintessential Australian fruit bomb tastes like, check out the 2000 Juveniles, a tank-fermented blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 20% Mourvedre. Bursting at the seams with juicy blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, it offers copious quantities of spicy, peppery characteristics, sexy, seductive glycerin levels, and a creamy texture that defines the word hedonism. It is not going to make old bones, but for drinking over the next 2-3 years, this is a fabulous, fruit-filled effort from Barossa. Anticipated maturity: now-2005.
Fresh and vibrant, this is framed with crisp tannins, offering a core of plum and licorice flavors that vie for attention. The finish gets a bit hot. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2013.
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.