908696_1.jpg
  • 96
  • 97

2018 Torbreck Les Amis Grenache

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$185. 00 Bottle
$2220.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork
Midnight black in colour with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Potent black raspberry and liqueur black cherry like scents waft out of the glass followed by liquorice, hints of scorched earth, herbs du Provence and subtle spicy new leather notes. Rich and lavish the palate is engulfed with decadent black cherry, black raspberry and liquorice fruits which show ample size and tremendous concentration. Thick voluptuous textural feel with notions of scorched earth, dried herbs, leather and spice complexing the back half. Velvety yet sturdily built tannins. Some heat shading the long powerful aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 15%

Other Reviews…..
Showing enormous intensity and length, the 2018 Les Amis Grenache is a tremendous success. Yes, the oak slightly overshadows the fruit on the nose, where cedary notes ride easily over ripe cherries, but it recedes into the background in the mouth, allowing waves of black cherries, red raspberries and exotic spice notes to come forward and expand on the full-bodied palate. Plush and creamy-textured, it's nevertheless refined and elegant on the finish, which turns silky and spicy, with lingering notes of red berries, licorice and cola. Drink 2022-2032.
97 points
Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate