2014 Torbreck Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Woodcutter's"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Woodcutter's"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Shiraz
Region: Barossa Valley
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: 19,000
KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: February 3, 2017
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Shiraz from Barossa opens with a musty blackberry bouquet with hints of smoked meat and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, juicy and savory. The flavor profile is ripe blackberry with notes of nicely integrated mild minerality and black licorice, I also picked up some hints of boysenberry and cedar plank as well. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and gentle tannins fade away nicely. This Shiraz would pair well with duck breast. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The name Woodcutter's stems from 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. Full of dense, savoury fruit, the 2014 vintage is a rich and complex wine. A dark cherry, central core of fruit gives way to an intense textural mid palate full of blueberry, cocoa, spice and dark chocolate. Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth the 2014 Woodcutter's Shiraz will no doubt develop into an impressive wine with a few years in the cellar. Another fantastic introduction to the Torbreck range.
Organic status: not organic
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