Still at the helm of winemaking, Torbreck continues to be one of the most revered Australian wines in the world. Naturally, it comes as no surprise that their 2015 vintage is another proof of the enduring tradition for high quality wines that Torbreck is known for.


As Craig Isbel (Senior Winemaker of Torbreck) shares, their 2015 release has been a testing season that demanded diligence, full keen attention, focus, and the combined effort of viticulturists and winemakers. Despite this, Isbel believes that their 2015 vintages will be one of the vintages with the highest quality.


A huge part of what made their 2015 wines turn out with favourable results is due to the combination of a great terroir and proper viticulture. Isbel believes that a significant leverage on how great the wines would be will also depend on the right timing for harvesting the grapes. With a good harvest their new releases contain wines that are complex, highly aromatic, complete, with great depth and striking tannin profiles, and are also incredibly dense.


Here are some of Torbreck’s 2015 release with the official tasting notes released on their website.


2015 Torbreck (Cuveé) Juveniles |

Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in a pure, unseasoned wine. A lively, vibrant aroma of blackberry, violet and spice. A full, rich mid palate with a vivacity and energy that this blend always generates. Ripe, savoury flavours of dark berry fruit and cassis, spiced cherries, minerals and succulent blueberry fruit all balanced with fresh acidity and a fine gentle tannin structure. Dense and vibrant, this wine is drinking superbly but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar.


2015 Torbreck The Steading |

The 2015 Steading has a fragrancy, purity of fruit, mid palate concentration and savoury tannin profile making it an exemplary wine. Barossa cultivars of old vine Grenache, Shiraz & Mataro. Vibrant aromas of violet, star anise hints of violet and spice all unfold to reveal an impressive array of underlying fruit flavours. Silky, succulent dark fruits, black olive, savoury earth, licorice and Asian spice. These complex yet elegant flavours are all neatly interwoven with a perfect balance of acidity and supple, silky tannins. The 2015 Steading will continue to develop with time in the cellar & shall provide those with patience, great enjoyment for many years to come.


2015 Tobreck Shiraz Woodcutter’s |

This wine reflects the up & coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines which make up the core of our other cuvee’s. Full of deep, dark berry fruit, the 2015 vintage is sensational array of opulent rich fruit with a wonderful freshness and balance. A dark deep, central core of fruit gives way to an intense textural mid palate full of mocha, plum, spice and dark chocolate. Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth the 2015 Woodcutter’s Shiraz will certainly develop into an impressive wine with a few years in the cellar. Another fantastic introduction to the Torbreck range.


2015 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Semillon |

“Fashioned with the savoury, food friendly dry whites of Southern France in mind, the Woodcutter’s Semillon is the ideal tonic after a long day in the vineyard. Medium bodied with a pristine lemon hue this youthful Semillon offers delicate scents of calamansi, limestone, candle wax, and toasted brioche. The copper-pink skins of this robust, age-old ‘Madeira Clone’ flesh out the palate, lending notes of almond kernels, soft pineapple, roasted cashew and white peach. Underlying notes of citrus oil and minerals maintain the wines freshness whilst a crisp spine of razor-like acidity neatly lace together the finish. Although beautifully enjoyable in its youth with sashimi and fresh shellfish this wine will continue to increase in complexity with time and should provide compelling drinking over the coming years.”


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