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Torbreck-The Pict-Mataro-2004-1.5L

Producer: Torbreck
SKU: 768
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The Picts, a tribe of fierce warriors, were the first people to inhabit Scotland.

This wine is made from Mataro and, being one of the founding varieties planted in the Barossa, has been named in their honour. It is sourced solely from a single plot of ancient vines near the hamlet of Greenock.

A truly rich and extravagant wine, enough to satiate a Pictish warrior. “I have always professed to a strong influence from French wine styles and varietals in my approach to wine making, and the 2004 Pict fervently displays these influences.

The wild, rugged and earthen aromas typically associated with the Bandol region of France provide the basis for this powerful single vineyard Mataro.

Fresh soil, tree bark, cassis and leather dominate the nose with hints of spice and chocolate coming through. The palate is elegantly rich and earthy and already beautifully balanced. The tannins are ripe and profound and the 2004 Pict is expected to flourish and develop for many years.” Dave Powell, Chief Winemaker

 

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95+/100
The Wine Advocate
A new offering, the 2004 The Pict, is a 220-case cuvee of 100% Mourvedre that tips the scales at 13.2% alcohol. Reminiscent of a 1998 Domaine Tempier Cuvee Speciale (a great vintage for that estate), it boasts an inky/blue/purple color, phenomenally intense blueberry and blackberry fruit characteristics, and hints of black truffles as well as fresh mushrooms. Deep and full-bodied, with superb fruit and the right amount of sweet tannin (a rarity for Mourvedre), this beauty should evolve slowly, and drink well for 15 or more years.
WA, Robert Parker Jr. Issue: #167



94/100
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky purple. Explosively perfumed nose features potent boysenberry, blueberry and lavender aromas deepened by licorice, espresso and musky underbrush. Broad, juicy dark berry flavors display impressive depth and sweetness, with gentle, harmonious tannins lending support. Remarkably balanced, pure and luscious, with outstanding persistence on the silky finish. This is one suave wine.
ST, Josh Raynolds Issue: Aug 1 2007



81/100
Wine Spectator
Gamy aromas and flavors dominate the soft fruit character in this leathery but distinctive red.
WS, Harvey Steiman Issue: 2007
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The Picts, a tribe of fierce warriors, were the first people to inhabit Scotland.

This wine is made from Mataro and, being one of the founding varieties planted in the Barossa, has been named in their honour. It is sourced solely from a single plot of ancient vines near the hamlet of Greenock.

A truly rich and extravagant wine, enough to satiate a Pictish warrior. “I have always professed to a strong influence from French wine styles and varietals in my approach to wine making, and the 2004 Pict fervently displays these influences.

The wild, rugged and earthen aromas typically associated with the Bandol region of France provide the basis for this powerful single vineyard Mataro.

Fresh soil, tree bark, cassis and leather dominate the nose with hints of spice and chocolate coming through. The palate is elegantly rich and earthy and already beautifully balanced. The tannins are ripe and profound and the 2004 Pict is expected to flourish and develop for many years.” Dave Powell, Chief Winemaker

 

Products specifications
Varietal Mataro
Brand The Pict
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2004
Format 1.5L
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2024
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The Picts, a tribe of fierce warriors, were the first people to inhabit Scotland.

This wine is made from Mataro and, being one of the founding varieties planted in the Barossa, has been named in their honour. It is sourced solely from a single plot of ancient vines near the hamlet of Greenock.

A truly rich and extravagant wine, enough to satiate a Pictish warrior. “I have always professed to a strong influence from French wine styles and varietals in my approach to wine making, and the 2004 Pict fervently displays these influences.

The wild, rugged and earthen aromas typically associated with the Bandol region of France provide the basis for this powerful single vineyard Mataro.

Fresh soil, tree bark, cassis and leather dominate the nose with hints of spice and chocolate coming through. The palate is elegantly rich and earthy and already beautifully balanced. The tannins are ripe and profound and the 2004 Pict is expected to flourish and develop for many years.” Dave Powell, Chief Winemaker

 

Products specifications
Varietal Mataro
Brand The Pict
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2004
Format 1.5L
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2024
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