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2013 Torbreck The Steading GSM

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In the Torbreck hierarchy, The Steading actually sits closer to the bottom than the top but, controversially, it can actually be one of the more satisfying wines. What makes it so is that it is lighter, less oak-rich and more fruit driven than some of the more expensive wines above it, a combination that sees it often drinking better earlier.

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2013 Torbreck The Steading GSM

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Wine Companion (2013 Vintage) says
A blend of grenache, mataro and shiraz. Predictably complex and mouthfilling; the grenache has been overwhelmed by the impact of the mataro and shiraz, liquorice, tar and earth coming to the fore, coupled with tannins and alcohol. Give it time.
Drink by 2033
94
Mike Bennie (2014 Vintage) says

GSM from Torbreck. Such a reliable, great drink.

No slouch here. It’s warm hearted, generous, soft and supple in texture. Loads of berries-dipped-in-chocolate scents, whiff of tar and char, touch of green herbs for interest. A smooth, rich, forest berried, nougat lashed, sweet spiced, long and sumptuous red of ease of drinking and charm. It’s a great representation of an ample, balanced, lush-feeling rouge of great drinkability. Lots going on, lip smacking to the core.

2017 - 2023
93
Huon Hooke (2014 Vintage) says
Deep red colour with a tinge of purple, the bouquet very smoky as though it's had some toasty new oak - but it hasn't. It's the style of the fruit. Meaty charcuterie notes, with some funky notes, and the palate is medium-bodied and soft, mellow and slightly forward, with some peppercorn and walnut nuances. Some sappy, sticky tannins on the aftertaste. The wine is majority Grenache, which shows. There's an animal note throughout the wine, which is OK now as long as it doesn't grow with age.
2017 - 2027
91

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