Thursday, March 20, 2008

Quick Post

Got in the 2007 vintage of the Torbreck 'Cuvee Juveniles' which is a blend of Grenache, Mataro, and Shiraz. (Mataro is also known as Mouvedre) Torbreck is a very impressive Australian producer. This cuvee was developed at the suggestion of Tim Johnston, owner of the Juveniles wine bar in Paris. One thing I noticed is that the blend has changed on this wine if memory serves me correctly. Last year it was 60% Grenache/30% Mataro/10% Shiraz. This year the Mataro and Shiraz are split evenly at 20% each.

Nice and fruity on the nose. A little funky. Red fruits seem to drift out a bit.

I can really tell the increase in Shiraz over last year. A lot of fruit (not fruit-bomb-ish, though) on the front side. Nice and long on the finish with a distinct spice.

Rating: Love it!

I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler. I don't like beer.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950
Candida [1898], act III

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