2006 torbreck, the laird, barossa valley
Why We're Buying
Torbreck The Laird has helped the Barossa Valley become Australia’s preeminent wine region. The impossibly complex shiraz has earned multiple 100-point ratings from critics and a hefty price tag to match.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet colored, the 2006 The Laird offers a multi-faceted nose of ripe black berries, blueberry preserves and kirsch aromas with an underlying perfume of baking spices, lavender, cinnamon stick and cloves plus some savory / earthy nuances, including bacon, black tea, tobacco and forest floor. The palate is full bodied and densely packed with fruit, savory and earth flavors while supported by a firm level of very fine-grained tannins and refreshing acidity. It finishes very long and while already incredibly complex, promises a lot more to come. Consider drinking it 2014 to 2026+.
This shows chocolate berry. Full and flavorful. Chewy and rich with lots of berry and cherry character. Old school but on it.