Blend: 55% Grenache, 28% Shiraz, 17% Mataro

 

92 Points from James Suckling

This has an array of red fruits that roll through darker shades and into earthy territory. The palate is bright, fleshy and mouth-filling with plenty of flavor and approachable structure. A blend of grenache, shiraz and mataro.

 

91 Points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Torbreck's full-bodied 2016 The Steading is a sturdy Barossa blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Hints of smoke and grilled meat bring savory complexity to the cherry and raspberry fruit. Firm tannins suggest cellaring a year or two, but they also serve to define the fruit, imparting shape and length to the palate.

 

91 Points from Wine Spectator

Bold and dense, with black pepper, licorice and wild blackberry notes up front, thick, velvety tannins and emerging details of espresso and dark chocolate. Finds balance. The flavors are distinct and aromatic. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2028.

 

Winemaker Notes

The Steading has a fragrance, purity of fruit, mid-palate concentration and savory tannin profile that makes it an exemplary wine. Vibrant aromas of violet, star anise and spice all unfold to reveal an impressive array of underlying fruit flavors. Silky, succulent dark fruits, black olive, savory earth, liquorice and Asian spice. These complex yet elegant flavors are all neatly interwoven with a perfect balance of acidity and supple, silky tannins. The Steading will continue to develop with time in the cellar, and provide those with patience great enjoyment well into the next decade.

 

Food Pairings

Pairs well with fattier meats such as ribeye. Pork, mushrooms, charcuterie or moussaka.

2016 Torbreck "The Steading" Rhone Blend, Barossa Australia

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