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Torobrek The Steading 2006 Wine Review

Torobrek The Steading 2006

Torobrek The Steading 2006

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Wine Type: Red Wine


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Jenni Onyschuk reviewed this wine as follows:

I chose this week to try 2006 The Steading by Torobreck.
Initially I was drawn in by its beautiful bottle. I’m not talking about the label, but the shape itself (I really do think there is something to be said about producers caring about what they are presenting their product in).
Should you be like myself where you find it very important to know all about the products you are consuming, where it came from, the story behind it, and all of those fun facts you can find lots of information on their website, please take a look!
Now a little about the wine itself…. I absolutely recommend decanting as this bottle does contain sediment. In what seems like almost a tribute to the beauty of a wine with a bit of grit, the wine itself is a little on the dusty looking side, deep and amethyst in color. Its nose resonates like a perfectly aged port while also offering whiffs of clove and earthiness.
Best of all… let’s taste. This wine is beautiful, with or without food, in my opinion this is a quality of greatness (versatility=greatness).
It has luscious plum flavor that immediately hits the back of the throat, almost a bit gritty in mouth feel (but not confusing with actual grittiness, granted that it is filtered or decanted you shouldn’t encounter grit), and both smoky and earthy, a touch of flint. This vino comes with very soft and silky tannins and a perfectly balanced acidity. It puts the picture of sitting around an outdoor fire, watching the sunset and sipping away and listening to a good memory being retold.
This wine retails at just under $40.00 in our local wine store and is worth every penny.
Torbreck
Barossa Valley
2006

Cheers
Jenni

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