GRACE FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON VINEYARD 29 1997 (1)
OPUS ONE 1998 (1)
TORBRECK THE DESCENDANT 2001 (1)
Barossa Valley, South Australia.
u. 1 cm. scraped label
Aged in used French oak casks for 18 months prior to being bottled unfiltered, the 2001 Descendant is a 1,000 case blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier cropped at approximately 1.5 tons of fruit per acre. This spectacular Australian red offers an aromatic smorgasbord of honeysuckle intermixed with blackberry and creme de cassis liqueurs, licorice, coffee, and spice. There is fabulous fruit purity, tremendous intensity, and great balance with flavor, power, and elegance all combined into a riveting example of Barossa Valley wine. It should drink well for 10-12 years. August 2003 WA 98