2021 The Steading, Torbreck, Barossa Valley

2021 The Steading, Torbreck, Barossa Valley

Up to 20 individual ferments go together to create The Steading, Torbreck's GSM. The wine goes into large foudres for maturation. This is a classic GSM, with inky, layered black berry fruits and kirsch. Powerful and concentrated old vine character.

Critic score
95/100 info
En primeur info
In stock
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur info
In stock

Wine details

  • Region & country
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2023 - 2035info
  • Colour
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2021 The Steading is incredibly sweet on the nose: summer raspberries, blood plums, black cherry, licorice, star anise, some cardamom and chewing tobacco. This offers insane value for money, at around $40AUD, but then, I feel like it has been that price for at least a decade, so it has been an insane value for a long time. This is reliable, delicious, complex, plush/generous and, through the lens of this lovely cool vintage, a superstar. The best yet.

Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate (April 2023)

The Steading (Rouge) is the ravishing Blanc’s perfectly balanced, mirror-image relation. 2021 is most definitely a sleeper vintage for this imperious and staggeringly good-value GSM hero. With this possesses a more chiselled figure than the deliciously forward 2020 vintage (which is currently enjoying rave reviews on my 100 Best UK Roadshow), this is two shades darker, more luxurious, centred and calm, and it reeks of couture treatment from its tip to its toe. Beautiful.

Matthew Jukes, matthewjukes.com (April 2023)

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