The name Woodcutter's stems from winemaker 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 warriors which make up the heart and soul of our other cuvee's. Dense, rich and opulent, this wine combines great fruit purity with texture, complexity and finesse. Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth, the 2007 Woodcutter's Shiraz will no doubt develop into an impressive wine with a few years in the cellar.
"Inky ruby. Sexy dark berry and cherry compote on the nose, with subtle mocha and incense notes. Sweet blackberry and cherry-cola flavors pick up some dusty tannins with air. Pleasantly juicy and fresh, with clean finishing fruit and a late jolt of licorice. This became more floral and minerally with air while maintaining its seductively fruity personality."
-International Wine Cellar
Maybe my favorite Australian Shiraz under $25? Certainly up there. Typical Aussie fruit of over-ripe cherries and plums, but balanced beautifully with clean acidity and gentle handling. Great with food or as a sipping wine.