Torbreck Highland Fling VP 2012


Australia, SA, Barossa Valley
375mL
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The Highland Fling is a fortified shiraz, inspired by the great wines made in the Oporto region of Portugual, but traditionally made in the Barossa over countless decades by many winemakers, commonly from the Shiraz grape.


First released in 2007, this sweet opulent fortified wine is only made in exceptional years when the harvest conditions allow extra ripeness and flavour from old Shiraz vineyards. After fermentation the wine is fortified with a 25 year old brandy spirit before maturation time in old oak, and bottled for release with recommended ageing in a dark cool cellar.


Following the first release of the Highland Fling in 2007 we didn’t experience favorable conditions for a follow up release until 2010, and 2012 marks only the third release of this wine.


The 2012 Highland Fling is inky black, pure and intense. Fruit driven, lifted aromatics of dark blackberries and cassis are perfectly complemented by the wonderful scents of the wood aged brandy spirit. Full bodied, concentrated and silky smooth, the Highland Fling is the perfect accompaniment for strong cheeses at the end of a fulfilling meal or as company during a long day pruning the vineyard


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"Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Highland Fling - a full-on fortified Shiraz - offers a nose of black cherries coulis, blueberry pie filling, prunes, sultana cake and dried flowers. Full-bodied, fully sweet, rich and unctuous, it has one of those long finishes that packs a punch but keeps you coming back for more."


 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 2015, The Wine Advocate