Every year on May 1, a line forms outside the cellar door of Penfolds Winery in the South Australia town of Magill for the launch of Penfolds Grange, Australia’s more-than-stellar
Scottish themes abound in the nomenclature of Torbreck, the celebrated Australian winery founded in 1994 by David Powell, who once plied his hand as a lumberjack in a forest in Scotland of the sam
There is little that can be said of Grange, Penfolds’ flagship wine, that has not already been repeated again and again in the commentaries of critics.
In the early 1970s, when Denis Horgan acquired Leeuwin Estate, now one of Australia’s most important viticultural properties, there was not a vine in sight: It was a cattle ranch.
The Australian team of Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz shared one goal when they launched Two Hands in 1999: to make the greatest Shiraz-based wines from the finest vineyards in the country.
Since being established by owner David Powell in 1994, Torbreck has distinguished itself as one of Australia’s premiere producers.
Tasting notes: Velvety on the palate yet packed with explosive plum, blackberry, and spice, this shiraz combines lovely texture and bright acidity.
Tasting notes: Shows lovely oak notes and concentrated berry flavors with loads of finesse and amazing finish.