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2003 Torbreck The Steading Grenache Mataro Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$34. 99
$419.88 Dozen
Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2008-2009)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Bright crimson brick red colour with brick red hue. Medium body. Lifted nose of plum and raspberry followed by a hint of spice and confectionary. The palate flavours are generous, with flavours of spice, liquorice, confectionary and raspberry evident. Fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of raspberry, confectionary, spice and vanilla.
Cellar 2-3 years (2008-2009)
Alc/Vol: 14.5%

Other Reviews….
Reminiscent of a Rhone Valley Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2003 The Steading is an intriguing, complex blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 20% Shiraz. Aromas of garrigue, Provencal herbs, pepper, black cherries, raspberries, and currants are followed by a medium to full-bodied red possessing great fruit, surprising elegance, and loads of complexity. It will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 5-7 years.
93 points
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate

Relatively light colour; a light-to medium-bodied mix of fresh, juicy red berry fruit and fine tannins; needed a touch more bulk.
Rating 93
Drink 2009
"James Halliday - 2007 Australian Wine Companion"