Torbreck

About Torbreck

Established in 1994 on the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley in an appellation named Marananga, Torbreck is the brainchild of former lumberjack David Powell. A former lumberjack, he named the estate after a forest in Scotland. The estate's first release in 1997 gained magnificent praise. In 2002 they acquired their historic property in Lyndoch, and then in 2008, the estate was bought by Pete Knight. Today, with the prodigious stewardship of Ian Hongell, this estate has rapidly ascended into the Australian elite. 

Torbreck "has it all" - it has some of the finest terroirs in Barossa, a superstar winemaking team and multiple vineyards planted exclusively with vines well over 100 years old. To this day, Torbreck sources much of the fruit used to produce its incredible wines from selected farmers throughout the region - a continuation of David Powell's early belief in the concept of "shared farming". The team at Torbreck are highly involved in the farming regimes at their contractors' sites, but the belief that generational growers can coax the best out of their family terroirs is firmly held by Ian Hongell et al.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Torbreck Les Amis 2005 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €154.37
2005

Torbreck Les Amis 2005 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2005 Les Amis, sourced from a 100+-year-old vineyard, is 100% Grenache aged for 18 months in new oak. Remarkably fragrant, it emits full-throttle aromas of spice box, kirsch, wild raspberry, and blackberry liqueur. Plush on the palate, it reveals layers of rich, red and black berry flavors, ripe tannin, and a 60-second, pure finish. Although it can be admired now, the wine merits 6-8 years of further bottle aging to reveal all of its splendors. This sensational effort could easily masquerade as Pegau Cuvee de Capo on human growth hormone.
As per photos ,1218192 - NOT SIB: Repack, slight marks on labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

South Australia 1x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €154.37
Torbreck RunRig 2005 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,483.04
2005

Torbreck RunRig 2005 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Torbreck’s flagship is the 2005 Run Rig, a 97% Shiraz cuvee sourced from 120- to 160-year-old vines with 3% finished Viognier added before bottling. It spent 30 months in 60% new French oak. Opaque purple/black in color, it has a kinky, exotic bouquet of fresh road tar, smoke, lavender, black pepper, game, blueberry, and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate, the wine is dense, packed, and unevolved. It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of a Chapoutier Hermitage. If it develops as I think it will, it will be a candidate for perfection down the road.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

South Australia 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,483.04
Torbreck The Laird 2005 (3x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,445.52
2005

Torbreck The Laird 2005 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The Laird is Powell’s new baby, coming from a single 5 acre / 2 hectare vineyard of Shiraz in the Marananga sub-region planted in the 1960s that recently became available for contracting. This is a very different wine from Run Rig. What is most striking about it is the combination of power and elegance in this first vintage, coming from a very good year in the Barossa. Matured for 3 years in new Dominique Laurent “Magic Casks” (Troncais French oak barriques with thicker staves designed for the long aging of Shiraz), 2005 The Laird gives a deep garnet color and pronounced nose that shows savory and spice notes over the fruit, with aromas of hung meat, Peking duck, fertile loam, underbrush, tree bark, anise, cumin seed, menthol, dried roses and lavender over warm black cherries, crush blackberries and fruit cake. The tight-knit, full-bodied palate is very fine with a high level of silt-like tannins and crisp acid running through the concentrated fruit and savory flavors, finishing very long with lingering earth and spice notes. At 14.8% declared alcohol, this is by no means one of the biggest wines in the Barossa, but it is most certainly one of the best. It’s an absolute joy to drink now but it is recommended readers give it 4-5 years more in bottle to soften and marry and enjoy it to 2030+.
In Stock in United Kingdom

South Australia 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,445.52
Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2019 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €291.28
2019

Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2019 (12x75cl)
In Stock in United Kingdom

South Australia 12x75cl 5 - Inc. TAX: €291.28
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Torbreck Les Amis 2005 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €126.00
2005

Torbreck Les Amis 2005 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2005 Les Amis, sourced from a 100+-year-old vineyard, is 100% Grenache aged for 18 months in new oak. Remarkably fragrant, it emits full-throttle aromas of spice box, kirsch, wild raspberry, and blackberry liqueur. Plush on the palate, it reveals layers of rich, red and black berry flavors, ripe tannin, and a 60-second, pure finish. Although it can be admired now, the wine merits 6-8 years of further bottle aging to reveal all of its splendors. This sensational effort could easily masquerade as Pegau Cuvee de Capo on human growth hormone.
As per photos ,1218192 - NOT SIB: Repack, slight marks on labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

South Australia 1x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €126.00
Torbreck RunRig 2005 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,220.00
2005

Torbreck RunRig 2005 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Torbreck’s flagship is the 2005 Run Rig, a 97% Shiraz cuvee sourced from 120- to 160-year-old vines with 3% finished Viognier added before bottling. It spent 30 months in 60% new French oak. Opaque purple/black in color, it has a kinky, exotic bouquet of fresh road tar, smoke, lavender, black pepper, game, blueberry, and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate, the wine is dense, packed, and unevolved. It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of a Chapoutier Hermitage. If it develops as I think it will, it will be a candidate for perfection down the road.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

South Australia 6x75cl 1 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,220.00
Torbreck The Laird 2005 (3x75cl)
In Bond: €2,030.00
2005

Torbreck The Laird 2005 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The Laird is Powell’s new baby, coming from a single 5 acre / 2 hectare vineyard of Shiraz in the Marananga sub-region planted in the 1960s that recently became available for contracting. This is a very different wine from Run Rig. What is most striking about it is the combination of power and elegance in this first vintage, coming from a very good year in the Barossa. Matured for 3 years in new Dominique Laurent “Magic Casks” (Troncais French oak barriques with thicker staves designed for the long aging of Shiraz), 2005 The Laird gives a deep garnet color and pronounced nose that shows savory and spice notes over the fruit, with aromas of hung meat, Peking duck, fertile loam, underbrush, tree bark, anise, cumin seed, menthol, dried roses and lavender over warm black cherries, crush blackberries and fruit cake. The tight-knit, full-bodied palate is very fine with a high level of silt-like tannins and crisp acid running through the concentrated fruit and savory flavors, finishing very long with lingering earth and spice notes. At 14.8% declared alcohol, this is by no means one of the biggest wines in the Barossa, but it is most certainly one of the best. It’s an absolute joy to drink now but it is recommended readers give it 4-5 years more in bottle to soften and marry and enjoy it to 2030+.
In Stock in United Kingdom

South Australia 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,030.00
Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2019 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €211.00
2019

Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2019 (12x75cl)
In Stock in United Kingdom

South Australia 12x75cl 5 - In Bond: €211.00

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