See the winemaker's own technical note/fiche technique:
Torbreck The Struie 2006 - fiche technique
This wine is a blend of Shiraz from the Eden and Barossa Valleys, combining the best of both regions. 100% Shiraz, 18 months in seasoned French oak.
Sourced from several elevated sites throughout the Barossa (60+ year old vines) & Eden Valleys (40+ year old vines), the Struie reflects the cooler side of the region and showcases the subtle nuances that are gained from hillside viticulture. Possessing a dense and completely opaque hue the 2006 Struie has a wonderfully healthy sheen and great viscosity. The initial aromas of black raspberries, crème de cacao and star anise yield to a fragrant core of slow roasted meats, scorched earth and olive tapenade.
Full-bodied and tightly-structured, the palate shows phenomenal ripeness and brooding richness along with a razor-like spine of beautifully integrated acidity and mountain like tannin that will greatly reward those with the patience to cellar it. Pleasurable now but also with real depth to age further.