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2014 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles GSM

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This unwooded Grenache blend is all about fruit. About fermented grape juice and the joy of Grenache when it's fresh and young and juicy. Made with a bare minimum of oak and even a bare minimum of winemaking, it's a wine for drinking, not serious contemplation.

Winemaker's Notes

Bold and seductive, this youthful, un-oaked blend encapsulates all that is great in a pure, unseasoned wine.

A lively, intense aroma of red berry fruits, dark plum and spice.

A fresh, mid palate with a vivacity and energy that this blend always generates. Ripe, juicy flavours of blackberry and cassis, spiced cherries, minerals and succulent blueberry fruit all balanced with fresh acidity and a fine gentle tannin structure.

Soft and supple, this wine is drinking superbly but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar.

Varietal: 85% Grenache, 8% Shiraz & 7% Mataro

Vinification: Fermented in single vineyard batches, assembled in tank and allowed to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation before being bottled without filtration or fining in October 2014.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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2014 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles GSM

Expert Reviews

Wine Companion (2014 Vintage) says
Step back: this is how you do it. Licorice, raspberry, earth and dried spice notes are in cahoots with one another, the ambition simple: to provide pure drinking pleasure. The aroma, the mouthfeel, the flavour: it's all spot on. 85% grenache, 8% shiraz, 7% mataro.
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Mike Bennie (2014 Vintage) says
Blend of grenache, shiraz and mataro, as it has long been. The guzzler for bistros, wine bars and your back deck. Choc-berry, choc-cherry scents, pretty, ripe, sweetish, just a sniff of herbs. Crossing Ts. Juicy, vibrant, plush, bright and gluggable feel in the palate. Dotting Is. Vibrant acidity keeps the wine perky through to the last chomp. It’s medium weight red full of fresh and frisky deliciousness. The best one in ages.
2016 - 2020
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Andrew Graham (2013 Vintage) says
This unwooded Grenache blend is all about fruit. About fermented grape juice and the joy of Grenache when it's fresh and young and juicy. Made with a bare minimum of oak and even a bare minimum of winemaking, it's a wine for drinking, not serious contemplation.
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