As per a previous reviewer disappointing. It is acidic with no tannins that I could find. It had been in the decanter for an hour and on first tasting it could have been mistaken for a cheap cask wine. I didn't serve it to my guests. I doubt it will redeem with age.
Nice red color and semi transparent, and fruity nose - but non-specific fruit. The taste was lighter than I was expecting based on other reviews. I prefer Molly Dooker Boxer at this price point - but both are well made and pleasant to drink.
Nose: Hints of fruit Color: High-violet Body: Full Acids: Medium Tannins: Medium-high Balance: Alcohol and sugar too dominating, otherwise well balanced Finish: Medium length, simple. Overall: Fruity wine without any hints of complexity. A bit boring and disappointing considering the price ($40). Will not buy again since similar wines are priced $20.
Already a well drinking red with lots of mocha and creamy coffee flavors accompanied by green bell peppers and pine tree, this somehow isn't working for my taste. Personally, it's about 86 points for the price tag of $17.
- Crimsom color and aromas of black currant, blackberry and oak. It's overly tannic and has flavours of black currant, cherry, cloves, pepper and oak with a medium body. Satin-Like texture with a long finish.
This is awful. I'm not sure why Torbreck would even release this. It's vile, tastes of jubes, prunes and rubber; ie. tastes like a cheap nasty wine. Soft non descript tannins with no structure to speak of. What a mess. I opened this last night and had half a glass and left it overnight to see if it improved. It didn't.
It's always unfair when you taste an entry level wine alongside its big brothers. It always tastes thin and lacking in concentration. This is no different. It's a reasonable Barossa shiraz with the usual black fruit characteristic. Being a 2011 red from SA it does have the characteristic black pepper high notes, but much more subtle and complimentory than many of its peers. Competition at this pricepoint is extremely strong. Personally, I would look elsewhere.