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 and coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines which make up the core of their other cuvees.
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.
Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth the 2012 Woodcutter's Shiraz will no doubt develop into an impressive wine with a few years in the cellar.
Blend: 100% Shiraz
"A grand statement of the quality of 2012, this has depth and weight, with the trademark Torbreck charm and seductive smoothness. Oozes blackberry fruit with a spicy edge and subtle tarry notes. The palate rolls rich and silky, and dark berry, cherry and plum fruit burst in every corner. Terrific value. "
"Glass-staining ruby. Smoke-accented blackberry and cassis aromas are complicated by notes of licorice and star anise. Lush, dense and quite primary, with very good clarity to its sappy black and blue fruit flavors. An exotic hint of candied violet brightens the impressively long, chewy and subtly tannic finish. 2012 is shaping up to be a fantastic vintage in the Barossa."
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