2006 Les Amis Torbreck

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Average critic rating : 94.0 points



The 2006 Les Amis is 100% Grenache aged in new oak for 18 months. Purple-colored, it exhibits an enthralling nose of smoky oak, roses, garrigue, lavender, black cherry, and black raspberry. It conceals enough ripe tannin to support 5-7 years of additional cellaring. This layered, lengthy effort should be at its best from 2012 to 2024. ||Torbreck, under the leadership of owner/winemaker David Powell, remains a Barossa Valley benchmark as well as one of the world’s leading wine estates. The only cloud on the horizon concerns the winery’s ramped up production during a period of economic hard times.||There are three white wines in the Torbreck portfolio. Wine Advocate.February, 2009

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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