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Torbreck The Steading 2019
Torbreck The Steading 2019
Torbreck The Steading 2019

A first-rate example of what Australia’s Barossa valley does best, The Steading has carved a deserved reputation as a modern classic. Following members’ fantastic response to the 2018 vintage last year – our first ever Australian en primeur offer – we jumped at the chance to offer the new 2019 vintage for you to reserve before anyone else.

‘Beautiful to drink now, but also incredible cellaring potential’

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This world-class blend of grenache, mataro and shiraz is a delight in the low-yielding 2019 vintage. The fruit was harvested notably earlier than usual, accounting for the wine’s natural sprightliness and perfume, but giving grapes with thick fleshy skins, meaning there’s certainly no shortage of concentration and power. It’s a delicious combination and makes for a very well-balanced wine.

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The wine will be delivered in spring 2022

Ian Hongell’s remarkable CV singles him out as one of the greatest winemakers in Australia, having worked at Barossa’s flagship Peter Lehmann Winery from 1998 to 2017 where he worked with Andrew Wigan before taking over as chief winemaker. A Barossan born and raised, his father has been a longstanding grape grower who has supplied Torbreck for many years, and so there is harmony here on many levels.

The heart and soul of the Torbreck range, The Steading will be delicious after just a couple of years for those whose taste (or impatience!) attracts them to youthful fruity reds; but it has the concentration and class to age gracefully for a decade. Combined with its superb value for money, it really does offer the best of all worlds.

Freddy Bulmer

Freddy Bulmer

Buyer for Australia

Torbreck The Steading Barossa 2019

The 2019 vintage of The Steading is a slightly more perfumed and poised vintage than the robust 2018, offering superb balance and excellent value for money, while promising a rewarding future. Made from vines dating back to before the phylloxera outbreak of the 1880s, in around 45 different plots around the Barossa Valley, this is a first-hand demonstration of what the region does best. The combination of an earlier harvest but still producing thick-skinned grapes means this offers classic Barossa power and lifted elegance.

The 2019 is already showing tempting aromas and flavours of redcurrant, cherry and raspberry, and while silky and dense on the palate, its freshness ensures it is never heavy. A long finish confirms its class. Drink from 2022 to 2030. 15%

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Orders will be then be entered into an allocation system and confirmations of successful orders will be sent out by 23rd February at the latest.

UK delivery in spring 2022

This wine is still maturing in Australia. When it reaches the UK, you can either have them delivered immediately or stored in our Members’ Reserves facility. Duty and VAT will be payable when your wine is withdrawn.

We've been offering wines to members in this way since the 1970s, so you can buy with complete confidence!

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