Wine Torbreck, "Descendant", 2006
Reviews of purchase Torbreck, "Descendant", 2006
The wine is very dark, almost black with a touch of fuchsia.
Full-bodied, very concentrated wine. It is a combination of taste liquor dark red berries and rich mineral hues. Long aftertaste decorate notes candied plum and blackberry.
Pure, wild and very intense aroma of the wine reveals notes of blackberry and tar, which complements the delicate floral and berry trail with hints of blackberry and violets.
The wine is excellent with dishes of red meat, game under the spicy sauce, poultry and hard cheeses.
Wine "Descendant" very interesting history. Harvest for its production harvested from the vineyard, which was planted in 1994 by Dave Powell. This vineyard is unique in that it is cultivated from cuttings from an old vineyard "RunRig" - one of the oldest genetic material Australia. The first combination of varieties Shiraz-Viognier were but a few years later, after the stunning success, they were joined by others.
Wine "Descendant" - one of the best in the sector. Due to the age of the vines, which ranges from 80 to 140 years, the vineyard, even in a drought are not watered, he absorbs moisture from the depths of the soil, and the berries get rich, concentrated, with great potential. After milling varieties and fermentation, the wine is kept for 18 months in French oak barrels.
Of all vintages of this series, "Descendant" in 2006 the most unique, it requires patience. It can be used after only 6 months after bottling, with the obligatory decanting for several hours before serving. Optimal use of the term - 5 years. Potential wine storage 2016-2036 years.
The history of wine-making company "Torbrek" based David Powell, started in 1994. A few years before that, David began searching for land in the Barossa Valley and bought vineyards with old vines, which began to revivify. He revived the almost dead vines and gathered a small crop of excellent grapes. Powell initially produced wine for their own consumption, and only in 1997 started to produce wines under the brand name "Torbrek." The company is named after the Scottish forest where David Powell has worked long time woodcutter. Thanks to the experience of experts "Torbrek" and high quality wine grapes produced very quickly earned the recognition of professionals. Over time, the company continued to expand in 2002 was bought by a huge area of the historic Hillside farm, located in a very picturesque place, which has become another source of high-quality grapes. More recently, a new winery was built and a new administrative building.
David Powell has always believed in the value of traditional techniques of wine production and rich winemaking heritage of the Barossa Valley. Basically the company "Torbrek" produces red wines, for which use the most common to the Barossa Valley grape varieties such as Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. But lately, there are also produced white wines made from Marsanne, Viognier and Rusal. The company "Torbreck" creates wonderful examples of wines that are valued by experts around the world.