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2012 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles RedBlend from Australia

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"Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in natural, pure, unseasoned wine. Its fragrance, intensity and energy are all reminiscent of f...

  • 91 Wine Spectator
  • 90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Smooth, rich and expressive, with chocolate undertones to the cherry and guava flavors, lingering easily against polished tannins. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2019. 1,500 cases imported. –HS

90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Torbreck’s 2011 Cuvee Juveniles presents a medium garnet-purple color and vibrant aromas of raspberry preserves, kirsch, black and white pepper and smoked bacon with just a hint of damp loam. Full-bodied with plenty of juicy red berry preserve flavors, it has a medium level of silky tannins, refreshing acid acidity and a long peppery finish. Delicious now, it should keep to 2016+.

Product Description:

"Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in natural, pure, unseasoned wine. Its fragrance, intensity and energy are all reminiscent of freshly fermenting must, with ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral laden tannins. Soft and sensuous, this wine is frightfully drinkable already, but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar.

Juveniles is a 'cult' Parisian wine bar run by eningmatic ex-pat Englishman, Tim Johnston. He's been in Paris more than twenty years and is a passionate promoter of the Rhone Valley and it's wines, particularly individualist, quality minded producers. Torbreck founder David Powell hit it off with Tim over the years, eventually making a wine exclusively for his wine bar in 1999. In keeping with Tim and David's love of Rhone Valley varietals and the fact that they are equally at home in the Barossa, the blend constitutes old-vine Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and Shiraz and was elevaged entirely in stainless steel." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 83763
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Barossa Valley
Ratings

91 - Wine Spectator

90 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint