Juveniles is a unoaked blend produced from old vines. Fragrant intense and concentrated it has flavours of blackberry, earth and Asian spices. The length and texture make this great drinking now.
This blend is unbaked which highlights the natural fruity character of the wine. There's lots of spicy cherry notes with blackberry and plum. Serve with slow-roasted pork shoulder and lots of greens. 'The 2011 Torbreck Cuvée Juveniles Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre ($28) from the Barossa Valley provides a fragrant and intense concentration of flavours to match the bibimbap. Blackberries, earthy tones and Asian spices all provide harmonious flavours'. - The Saturday Age, Melbourne, 18 May 2013.
Its fragrance, intensity and energy are all reminiscent of freshly fermenting must, with ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral laden tannins. Soft and sensuous, this wine is frightfully drinkable already, but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar.
Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in natural, pure, unseasoned wine. 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz & 20% Mataro.
Varietal: Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre
Alcohol Volume: 14.5% (2011)
Region: Barossa Valley