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Torbreck Descendant 2012

  • wa97+
  • we95
  • ws93
Torbreck Descendant 2012
Save $26.00 (20%)

SKU 51326


This single vineyard wine, located next to our winery block was planted in 1994 with cuttings off old RunRig vineyards - some of the oldest genetic material in Australia and the World.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Brand Torbreck
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • wa97+

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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 2015
  • we95

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.

Joe Czerwinski, October 1, 2016
  • ws93

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.

Harvey Steiman, November 30, 2015