torbreck, the laird, barossa valley 2012
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100
WINE SPECTATOR
97

2012 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.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet colored with a touch of remaining purple at the rim, the 2012 The Laird is one of those wines you could just go on smelling all day. It opens with a complex perfume of kirsch, dried mulberries, blackberry tart and spice cake over cloves, mocha, dusty earth, incense, star anise, yeast extract and aged beef. The full-bodied palate is drop-dead seductive, unfurling in the mouth to reveal exotic spice, meat, earth and berry preserves layers, supported by firm, velvety tannins and seamless acid. The finish seems to go on forever—and this is exactly what you want it to do. Stunning.

WINE SPECTATOR
97

Wine Spectator

Powerful, polished and smooth, with heady aromas of sandalwood, sarsaparilla, pepper and cigar box, giving way to a core of dark fruit flavors and a slice of toasted date nut bread. Intense and persistent on the epic finish, but never loses a sense of elegance, with grace notes of Earl Grey tea and dried violet that linger. Shiraz. Drink now through 2035.

JAMES SUCKLING
96

James Suckling

Aromas of ash, stone, licorice, and wild mushroom. Moss. Basil. Full body, firm and silky tannins. So much spice and cumin. Black pepper. Goes on for minutes. Racy.