torbreck, the laird, barossa valley 2015
JAMES SUCKLING
98
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

2015 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

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

A single plot, planted by Malcolm Seppelt in 1958. A very complex and intense array of tarry dark-plum, clove and cardamom aromas. Plum paste, currants, blueberries and black cherries, too. There’s a load of dark spice here. The palate has a very intense delivery of such concentrated and intense dark, ripe plum and blackberry-essence flavors. Aged for 36 months in new French oak barriques. Extended flavors, a dark-chocolate note and emulsified tannins. Unique and complex wine. Best from 2025.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Torbreck's 2015 The Laird boasts explosive aromas of Christmas spices, ripe plums, vanilla, hickory smoke and maple syrup. It's a big wine, loaded with fruit and oak, full-bodied, rich and velvety, adding hints of toasted coconut and cinnamon streusel on the long, almost dessert-like finish. For a more savory experience, age it a decade or so before pulling a cork.