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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Torbreck Woodcutters Semillon 2010
Torbreck Woodcutters Semillon 2010
(search item no. 119066)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Medium bodied with a pristine lemon hue this youthful Semillon offers delicate scents of calamansi, limestone, candle wax, and toasted brioche. The copper-pink skins of this robust, age-old 'Madeira Clone' flesh out the palate, lending notes of almond kernels, soft pineapple, roasted cashew and white peach. Underlying notes of citrus oil and minerals maintain the wines freshness whilst a crisp spine of razor-like acidity neatly lace together the finish. Made with 100% Semillon.

Although beautifully enjoyable in its youth with sashimi and fresh shellfish this wine will continue to increase in complexity with time and should provide compelling drinking over the coming years.

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About Torbreck:

Torbreck, founded in 1994 by David Powell, is situated at Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa. Since that time he has produced some of the world?s finest 'Rhone varietal' wines, exclusively from Barossa fruit; this has been acknowledged by the wine press in Europe, America and Australia. The overwhelming majority of his vines are dry-grown, nearly all are 80 - 125 years old and are tended and harvested by hand.

The wines have an extraordinary combination of power, intesity, complexity and great finesse, and bearing in mind the age of the vines and the laughably low yields, no Torbreck wine could ever be accused of being heavy, cloying or over-extracted.