Torbreck

2004 Torbreck Mataro The Pict Barossa Valley

$150.99

Current stock: 3

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95+ Points 
A new offering, the 2004 The Pict, is a 220-case cuvee of 100% Mourvedre that tips the scales at 13.2% alcohol. Reminiscent of a 1998 Domaine Tempier Cuvee Speciale (a great vintage for that estate), it boasts an inky/blue/purple color, phenomenally intense blueberry and blackberry fruit characteristics, and hints of black truffles as well as fresh mushrooms. Deep and full-bodied, with superb fruit and the right amount of sweet tannin (a rarity for Mourvedre), this beauty should evolve slowly, and drink well for 15 or more years. (10/2006)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 94 Points 
Inky purple. Explosively perfumed nose features potent boysenberry, blueberry and lavender aromas deepened by licorice, espresso and musky underbrush. Broad, juicy dark berry flavors display impressive depth and sweetness, with gentle, harmonious tannins lending support. Remarkably balanced, pure and luscious, with outstanding persistence on the silky finish. This is one suave wine. (8/2007)