2020 Torbreck The Gask Shiraz
Eden Valley / Barossa, SA
The elevated sites in Eden Valley yield small, intense berries that possess great intensity of flavour without sacrificing balance and poise. Heroic in style, it still retains the cooler edge and tighter structure that make the great wines from Eden Valley famous. The name Gask references to the stone burial grounds on the hills above the Torbreck forest – rocky outcrops that are scattered throughout Scotland – eerily similar to the landscape of the Eden Valley.
Medium bodied possessing aromas of blue fruits such as mulberry and blue berries, with underlying menthol and wild saltbush. In the background, there is spice and subtle eucalypt notes. The generous palate displays notes of freshly crushed blackberry and graphite, giving way to a tightly wound tannin profile. Aged in seasoned French oak barriques this is a wine to appreciate now but will also benefit from 10-15 years in the cellar.