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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2011
Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2011
(search item no. 121773)
screw cap wine
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Decanter rating: 92 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's 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 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 2011 Woodcutter's Shiraz will no doubt develop into an impressive wine with a few years in the cellar.

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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.