(2017) A much bigger, mintier nose, with touches of eucalyptus and chocolate, then plenty of fudge and tight, grippy black fruit. The grip of fruit skins and tightness on the palate, more old school in a way, but does not suffer from that - a terrific wine. Price quoted is approximate at time of writing.
(2016) The Eden Valley component, with its cooler nights, once again gives lift and perfume to what is Torbreck's biggest selling wine in the restaurant trade. “We can’t make enough of this wine,” says Stuart. A nice black fruit lift, with tight blackcurranty aromas, and intense liquorice and black-berry fruitiness, taut with a sheen of smoke, but lovely balance again with the tight tannins and good, fresh juicy acidity. Available by the case of six in-bond at time of review.
(2016) The Eden Valley provides 30% of the fruit for the Struie, coming from 36-year-old vines, blended with Barossa fruit that’s 80 years old. Fine lift and fragrance here, with some floral notes, a touch of violet and chocolate and the juiciness is there, with tight, tight tannins and good acids. A much more perfumed style, though without the substance of some. Note, not available in the UK at time of writing, so 2013 stockist quoted.
(2016) From Calcium Carbonate (limestone) plots, and a blend of 60 different components, only 300 cases are made. The wild yeast earthiness and raciness is there immediately, intriguing with its meaty and umami aromas flavours, but intense black fruit too and then such great orangy acidity, real pronounced acidity that propels this powerful and delicious wine.