Torbreck Descendant 2012
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley|
Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Descendent offers gorgeously pure notes of violets, vanilla and cinnamon stick over a core of black cherry, blackberry and wild blueberry notes plus and hint of cloves. Full-bodied, concentrated and built like a brick house, the spectrum of flavors, ripe, abundant tannins, clever balance and epically long finish make this a Descendent that rivals its forefather.
Wine EnthusiastBacon and tapenade elements merge easily on the nose, followed by a wine that's full bodied and creamy textured on the palate. This is dark and meaty in profile, yet not heavy or cooked, with a long, harmonious finish. Drink now-2030.
Wine SpectatorBroad and spicy, with black pepper and licorice notes surrounding a taut core of blackberry and plum flavors that keep singing on the expressive finish. Shows presence and depth, coming up short on weight but finishing with intensity. Shiraz and Viognier. Best from 2017 through 2025. 250 cases made.