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Torbreck Les Amis Grenache 2002 1500 mL - 1 Magnum Lot

$600.00 $495.00 Sale

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  • 99/100 Points Robert Parker Jnr. 
  • Perfect Ullage
  • Cork & Wax Closure
  • Presentation Case
  • Professionally Cellared
  • Alc 14.5%
  • Average Retail price $600 per Magnum
  • Lot is PRICED PER PACK of 1 Magnum
  • Last one in the cellar !

Robert Parker 99 points

One of the most remarkable wines in Torbreck's portfolio is the 100% Grenache cuvee, the 2002 Les Amis (sadly, only 120 cases produced). It is made from an old, dry-farmed Grenache vineyard planted in 1901 that escaped the pull up of old vines that afflicted Barossa and McLaren Vale thirty years ago when the government's intelligentsia was encouraging vineyard development in cool climate areas, and had concluded that warmer South Australia areas, such as Barossa and McLaren Vale, were irrelevant. Obviously, this was a blunder of extraordinary proportions. Luckily, some old vineyards were saved. Les Amis is David Powell's homage to the most underrated great red wine of the world, France's Chateauneuf du Pape. What is amazing about this wine is that Grenache tends to not do well in a lot of new oak, but this cuvee spends 18 months in new French oak, which is completely absorbed by the extraordinary fruit from Greenock Creek. A marvelous effort, it boasts an inky/ruby/purple color as well as an extraordinarily provocative perfume of crushed raspberries, black cherry liqueur. This full-bodied, multi-dimensional red inundates the palate with fruit, glycerin, and intensity. It has the highest alcohol content of all the Torbreck wines (16.5%), which tend to average 14.5%. Nevertheless, it is refreshing, vigorous, and incredibly well delineated. No doubt the old vines are the key to such a magnificent achievement. It should drink well for 10-12 years, possibly longer. 99 points Drink 2004-2016 Wine Advocate #155 (Oct 2004) Robert Parker

"Polished, round and deftly balanced to let the pure blueberry and plum flavors sail effortlessly over the palate, finishing with a refreshing zip of acidity without losing any of the smoothness. The finish sails on and on. Grenache. Drink now through 2010."


93 Points James Halliday

Richly perfumed and spiced; far more density and flavour than most Barossa Valley examples; sultry, smoky berry fruit; very good structure. Grenache. Drink to 2012.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2005

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