The name Woodcutter’s stems from Torbreck Founder David Powell’s several years spent working the Scottish Highlands as a lumberjack in the Torbreck forest. This wine reflects the up & coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines which make up the core of our other cuvee’s. Dense, rich and opulent, this wine combines great fruit purity with texture, complexity and finesse. It is elegant, structured and powerful and is a fantastic introduction to the Torbreck range.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Part estate, part contract-grown. Strongly coloured, this has more grunt and depth to some of its predecessors, with savoury black fruits occupying centre stage, ripe tannins stationed in the wings to block any escape. Rating 94 - Drink by 2028, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2015).
Torbreck's entry-level red, the 2013 Woodcutter's Shiraz, has a deep garnet-purple color and expressive blackberry pie, blueberry coulis and plum preserves nose with anise and baking spice suggestions. Full-bodied with a slightly raisiny characters on the palate, the generous fruit is held up by chunky tannins and a good amount of freshness then finishes long. Rating 89 - Drink by 2019, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (JAN/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense, rich and opulent, this wine combines great fruit purity with texture, complexity and finesse. It is elegant, structured and powerful and is a fantastic introduction to the Torbreck range.