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Torbreck-Descendant-Shiraz Viognier-2001-750mL

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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.
Professional Reviews

98/100
The Wine Advocate
Aged in used French oak casks for 18 months prior to being bottled unfiltered, the 2001 Descendant is a 1,000 case blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier cropped at approximately 1.5 tons of fruit per acre. This spectacular Australian red offers an aromatic smorgasbord of honeysuckle intermixed with blackberry and creme de cassis liqueurs, licorice, coffee, and spice. There is fabulous fruit purity, tremendous intensity, and great balance with flavor, power, and elegance all combined into a riveting example of Barossa Valley wine. It should drink well for 10-12 years.
WA, Robert Parker Jr. Issue: #148



96/100
Wine Companion
Full red-purple; opulently rich and scented blackberry and spice aromas feed into a mouthfilling, opulent palate with layers upon layers of flavour, sweet blackberry and blackcurrant providing continuity. Fourteen and a half degrees alcohol is carried easily on the long finish.
, James Halliday Issue: Feb 2003



93/100
Wine Spectator
Rich, ripe and distinctive, not at all heavy but gloriously expressive, playing out its generous blackberry, cherry and plum fruit on a deftly balanced frame, all of it echoing along with hints of sweet spice and cream on the long finish. Shiraz, with 8 percent Viognier.
WS, Harvey Steiman Issue: Jul 31 2003



90/100
The Australian Wine Annual
Full red-ruby color. Fragrant, wild and exotic, with distinctive viognier-scented aromas of apricot and peach blossom over spicy white pepper, cassis and raspberry. Silky, velvety and long, bursting with briary black fruits. Its sumptuous and fleshy mid-palate culminates in a lingering, savory, earthy finish of concentration and balance.
TAWA, Jeremy Oliver Issue: Aug 1 2003
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Overview
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.
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Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz, Viognier
Brand Descendant
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2001
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
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Description
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.
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