Torbreck The Steading Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2010 750ml, Barossa Valley
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 94 pts - A blend of grenache, shiraz and mataro that has greater weight and complexity than the colour would suggest, even to the extent of touches of spice and chocolate; the overall balance between fruit, oak and tannins is good, and merits medium-term cellaring. - Drink by 2020, Date tasted 26 Feb 2013Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 pts - Medium to deep garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2010 The Steading is a Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (Mourvedre) blend that radiates a gorgeous nose of dried mulberries, kirsch and red currant jelly enhanced by a baking spice undercurrent. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated on the palate, it has a medium to firm level of velvety tannins and enough acid to give lift through the long finish. Drink it now to 2022+. - Feb 2014
Wine Spectator - 92 pts - Polished, expressive and layered, with violet-tinged blackberry and cherry flavors that show a gloss of meaty, smoky and spicy notes. Offers depth and grace, finishing with a sensation of sweetness and purity. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2020. 400 cases imported. -HS Jun 15 2014.