Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Torbreck The Struie Shiraz

I thought this would be an interesting comparison with the just reviewed Glaetzer wine. The 2005 Torbreck Struie Shiraz is obviously younger, and it tastes much fresher and livelier. The fruit is plum and mulberry and there is a satisfying mouthfeel. The wine is quite juicy, maybe too much so, but the tannins counterbalance the potential heaviness of the wine. There is quite a lot of interest and complexity in this wine. It is also very ripe, probably a little too much, but at this stage, the wine remains lively.

Score: 91/0

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