2018 Torbreck The Laird Shiraz Barossa Valley

From: $800.00

2018 Torbreck The Laird Shiraz Barossa Valley – When rare opportunities arise, we need to capture, nurture and develop them so that their potential is fulfilled. So when Torbreck was given the opportunity to work with one of the most famous vineyards in the Barossa Valley, it became almost inevitable that the resulting wine would be truly remarkable.

In 2003, Torbreck growers and fourth generation descendants of the Seppelt family, Malcolm and Joylene Seppelt, asked our winemakers to create for them a small batch of Shiraz from their old Gnadenfrei vineyard in the sub-region of Marananga.

Planted in 1958, the five acre vineyard is traditionally dry grown and comes from an original Barossa clonal source. South facing, on the eastern side of a ridge separating the Seppeltsfield and Marananga appellations, these aged vines have been meticulously hand tended, traditionally farmed and pruned by a grower with a lifetime’s experience on Western Barossa soils of very dark, heavy clay loam over red friable clay. The resulting low yields of small, concentrated Shiraz berries make the vineyard the envy of all winemakers in the Barossa.

Torbreck looked longingly at the wine when it was returned to the Seppelts, knowing that it was the best they had ever made. In 2005 they convinced the Seppelts to sell Torbreck the fruit and The Laird was born. In 2013 Torbreck purchased the Gnadenfrei vineyard, securing The Laird’s reputation as one of the world’s great single vineyard Shiraz wines.

Deep crimson with aubergine core. Luxurious and alluring black and blue fruits such as and mulberry, blackberry, black cherry and cassis fill the bouquet, complimented by savoury notes of tobacco leaf, garrigue, tar, bay leaf, vanilla pod and sarsaparilla root.

The wine has wonderful complexity and charm that excites the senses. Alluring spices such as cinnamon and liquorice meld further into the complexing amalgam of flavours. The palate possesses great fruit depth and a degree of elegance displaying wonderful harmony and posture with firm tight tannins holding the fruit and the structure together.

Not for the faint hearted it’s a wine that needs time to offer its best. A beauty that will live for generations.

The 2018 The Laird will reward those with patience. Enjoy from 2025 and cellar to 2050+.

Single Price: $900.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $800.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $9,600.00

Quantity discounts available