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Torbreck-Descendant-Shiraz Viognier-2003-750mL

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, offset wonderfully by the velvety mouth feel with the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.

SKU: 518
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, offset wonderfully by the velvety mouth feel with the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.


96/100
The Wine Advocate
Primarily Shiraz with a tiny dollop of Viognier, the blockbuster 2003 Descendant spent 18 months in used French oak (barrels that were previously used for Torbreck's flagship cuvee, Run Rig). A spectacular perfume of flowers, blackberries, cassis, licorice, and honeysuckle is followed by an unctuously textured, full-bodied red displaying a seamless integration of wood, tannin, acidity, and alcohol. With elegance, power, richness, and just about everything one could want in a full-throttle, beautifully balanced dry red wine, it will drink well for 12-15 years.
WA, Robert Parker Jr. Issue: #161



96/100
Wine Companion
Deep colour; full-bodied; very complex, high-toned spicy aromas with the apricot influence of Viognier obvious, but not overdone; excellent texture and structure.
, James Halliday Issue: Mar 2005



94/100
Wine Spectator
Finely honed, focused and brilliant in flavor, with that distinct twang of fruity spice from Viognier adding a welcome lift to the dark berry, sloe plum and dried apricot flavors that linger expressively on the long finish.
WS, Harvey Steiman Issue: Jun 15 2005



16.5/20
Jancis Robinson
For the moment this is very disjointed with its extremely sweet start and extremely tough finish. It may get there eventually…?
JR, Jancis Robinson Issue: Oct 2005
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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, offset wonderfully 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 2003
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2023
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Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz, Viognier
Brand Descendant
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2003
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2023
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