Torbreck The Steading Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2004 750ml, Barossa Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 pts - David Powell takes pride in his Chateauneuf du Pape-styled The Steading, and the 2004 (a 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 20% Shiraz blend aged 22 months in old wood) is a superb example of this cuvee. Its deep plum/ruby color is accompanied by a big, rich bouquet of resiny pine forest scents interwoven with kirsch liqueur, blackberries, pepper, and spice. Full-bodied, pure, heady, complex, and nuanced, it should drink well for 7-10 years. - Oct 2006
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 90 pts - Typical raspberry/cherry jam flavours ex grenache, but given more complexity by the other components; fine, gentle, savoury tannins. Grenache/Mataro/Shiraz Date tasted 5 Oct 2006. Drink by 2010.