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Torbreck-Descendant-Shiraz Viognier-2002-750mL

The Descendant is a single vineyard Shiraz-Viognier, which as the name implies, is a direct descendant of RunRig. The Descendant vineyard Shiraz expresses tar and black olive, offsetwonderfully by the velvety mouth feel with the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.
SKU: 516
Availability: 1 x 6 Bottle Pack(s)
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Producer: Torbreck
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The Descendant is a single vineyard Shiraz-Viognier, which as the name implies, is a direct descendant of RunRig. The Descendant vineyard Shiraz expresses tar and black olive, offsetwonderfully by the velvety mouth feel with the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.

96/100
The Wine Advocate
There are 1,000 cases of the 2002 Descendant, a blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier that spent 18 months in 2-year-old French oak. The fruit is sourced from the section of the Barossa Valley known as Marananga. The Viognier and Shiraz are co-fermented together, and the name, Descendant, comes the fact that it is essentially the same blend as the famed Run Rig, but sees no new oak. A magnificent effort, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2002 Descendant offers gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberries, raspberries, licorice, acacia flowers, and the added notes of honeysuckle and apricots from the Viognier. Full-bodied and opulently textured, with good tannin, structure, purity, and a broad, expansive finish that lasts nearly a minute, it needs 1-2 years of cellaring, and should keep for 12-15+.
WA, Robert Parker Jr. Issue: #155



96/100
Wine Companion
Super-intense and powerful, but retains that touch of finesse which is the mark of Torbreck. Lush blackberry fruit with twists of licorice, earth and spice; lingering finish.
, James Halliday Issue: Mar 2004



91/100
Wine Spectator
Tremendously aromatic, with spicy, leafy, floral and gamy character wrapping around a core of dark, brooding fruit, turning leaner and less generous in the mouth, finishing with a nice mineral touch. There's a lot going on, but it never quite breaks out-maybe with cellaring?
WS, Harvey Steiman Issue: Sep 15 2004



90/100
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Roasted black cherry syrup on the nose, along with an exotic hint of apricot from the viognier. Sappy and fruit-driven, with liqueur-like fla vors of black cherry and black raspberry. Densely packed and sweet. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins that turned a bit dry with aeration.
ST, Stephen Tanzer Issue: Aug 1 2004
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The Descendant is a single vineyard Shiraz-Viognier, which as the name implies, is a direct descendant of RunRig. The Descendant vineyard Shiraz expresses tar and black olive, offsetwonderfully by the velvety mouth feel with the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.
Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz, Viognier
Brand Descendant
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2002
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2022
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Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz, Viognier
Brand Descendant
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2002
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2022
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