Torbreck Descendant 2013


SKU 2145


The deep red clay soils in this vineyard produce fruit which is very savory, textured and rich, a satin-like texture and a glorious perfume. Of all the Torbreck releases this is one that really needs patience. Its immediate charm can be enjoyed upon release with a few hours breathing, but after the first 6 months, the rest should be locked away for at least 5 years.
Category Red Wine
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Brand Torbreck
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorThis is like biting into a perfect slice of warm blueberry or huckleberry pie, down to the buttery crust, with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla bean. The tannins are thick but velvety and polished, showing magnificent persistence. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2026. 500 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, 2016
  • wa90+

Wine AdvocateVery deep garnet colored with a touch of remaining purple, the 2013 Descendent has notes of black plums, blackberries and charcoal with touches of cedar, earth and dried Provence herbs. Full-bodied and full-on in the mouth, the behemoth of a wine offers a lot of black fruit and earthy flavors with just a touch of disappointing hardness to the tannins in the finish. It nonetheless has a lot to offer for those with a big-Shiraz craving.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 2016