Torbreck The Descendant 2021 - Magnum

Torbreck The Descendant 2021 - Magnum

  • Australia
  • Shiraz
  • Viognier
  • ABV 15
  • Zalto Denk'Art Bordeaux Glass

19.5+/20 Points - Matthew Jukes "I am always struck by the necromancer qualities of Descendant. It is not unusual for me to score this wine higher than its genetic parent, RunRig. I prefer to write tasting notes in a notebook instead of typing them into a tablet to capture my raw emotions immediately instead of writing complete sentences. My notes on these wines were hastily scrawled into a ‘Field Notes’ book – rather apt – and the first few words on The Descendant were, verbatim, ‘off the scale, precise, malevolent, stunning balance, seamless, extraordinarily refreshing’. I don’t think there is any need to add more, but I will. The brightness and tension in 2021 The Descendant is entirely captivating. It brings a sense of drama and dynamism, elevating the experience to a different plane. While the dense, powerful, regal vintages always make their mark on my palate, I love these more gymnastic years, too. I feel slightly cowardly not awarding this wine a perfect score because there is nothing I can fault in its perfect assembly. Still, I reserve the right to adjust upwards in a few years if the mid-palate continues its journey towards textural greatness. Like The Steading and The Struie, I consider Descendant a great value wine in the Torbreck galaxy, even though it is some ninety pounds because it always offers a cosmic experience. So, I hope that when the prices are released it manages to stay this side of one hundred quid, because it is one of the most exciting ways I can think of spending this amount of money on a red wine." Drink 2028-2045

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