2005 Les Amis Torbreck



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£749.00
£127.00 DP

Average critic rating : 98.0 points

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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. Jay Miller, Wine Advocate October 2007

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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. ||Torbreck, under the leadership of owner/winemaker David Powell, remains a Barossa Valley benchmark as well as one of the world’s greatest wine estates. The top cuvees are limited production and expensive but there are also some outstanding values in the portfolio. With regard to the current vintages for the Barossa red wines, David Powell states “? 2004 is more savory while 2005 has more purity and definition. 2004 is more classic, 2005 will take longer to come around.” Wine Advocate.October, 2007

Torbreck’s wines are widely regarded as exceptional. Torbreck captures the essence of the finest vineyards in Barossa Valley, home to some of the oldest vines in the world. Blockbusters these are not – Torbreck’s modern-style Australian wines are beautifully elegant and display a superb freshness that pays homage to the Rhone Valley. A low percentage of new oak is used across the range, apart from the super-cuvée The Laird, which was awarded 100 points by the Wine Advocate for the 2005 vintage.



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