Torbreck Hillside Grenache 2018

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TKHG201810 UCAU
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The Hillside vineyard was established near the town of Lyndoch in the south western corner of the Barossa Valley in 1849 by the Springbett family. The first vines were planted in 1850 to Shiraz and Grenache and by 1860 two generations of the Springbett family had built a small winery, the second to be established in the region. Magnificent depth of colour displaying an impenetrable inky black core and a deep dark purple black hue. Intensely aromatic the nose offers up a combination of ripe dark plum, liquorice and blackberry scents which overlay vanillin oak, a hint of honeysuckle and spicy fennel notes. The palate is rich, lavish and densely textured, voluptuous spicy dark plum, black cherry and liquorice fruits give the otherwise sturdy tannin structure a velvety feel. Elements of fennel, vanillin oak and pepper sit beneath. Outstanding power concluding long and decadent. Enjoy with a succulent beef and venison.
The Hillside vineyard was established near the town of Lyndoch in the south western corner of the Barossa Valley in 1849 by the Springbett family. The first vines were planted in 1850 to Shiraz and Grenache and by 1860 two generations of the Springbett family had built a small winery, the second to be established in the region. Magnificent depth of colour displaying an impenetrable inky black core and a deep dark purple black hue. Intensely aromatic the nose offers up a combination of ripe dark plum, liquorice and blackberry scents which overlay vanillin oak, a hint of honeysuckle and spicy fennel notes. The palate is rich, lavish and densely textured, voluptuous spicy dark plum, black cherry and liquorice fruits give the otherwise sturdy tannin structure a velvety feel. Elements of fennel, vanillin oak and pepper sit beneath. Outstanding power concluding long and decadent. Enjoy with a succulent beef and venison.

Scores & Reviews

91 / 100

Wine Enthusiast

This vintage of Torbreck's singe-vineyard Grenache is a charming wine. The fruit is ripe, like grape and strawberry jelly. It's appealing but offers few secondary notes to add complexity. Thankfully, the layers come on the palate where firmly structured tannins are chalky in texture, supporting all that ripe fruit. Subtle floral and spice notes creep into the finish. This is a classy, high-gloss Grenache.