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.
Dense, rich and opulent, this wine combines great fruit purity with texture, complexity and finesse.
Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth the 2008 Woodcutter's Shiraz will no doubt develop along a similar path to the 2004 & 2006 vintages
with a few years in the cellar.
"The 2008 Woodcutter's Shiraz has a very deep garnet-purple color and pronounced warm black cherry and blueberry aromas with a peppery undercurrent, plus some mocha and a suggestion of violets. Medium-high acid and medium-firm finely grained tannins support the generous, full bodied fruit and, though the overall effect is quite rich, this is an effortlessly harmonious wine with a good long finish. Delicious now, it will continue to drink well through 2017.
The Wine Advocate
"Deep colour; a succulent, ripe and rich wine awash with black fruits and dark chocolate flavours; oak is incidental, as are tannins."
Australian Wine Companion