Torbreck Woodcutter&

Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz 2020
(Barossa Valley, Australia)

Regular price $25.00 Sale price $21.97 Save $3.03

Notes from the Winemaker:
This wine reflects the up and coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines that make up the core of our other cuvees.

But like all Torbreck wines, Woodcutter's Shiraz receives the very best viticultural and winemaking treatment. Fruit is sourced from hand-harvested and hand-tended, low-yielding vines, then open fermented and gently basket pressed before ageing on fine lees for 12 months in large format seasoned barrels and foudres.

Although this wine is constantly praised for its succulence and richness, there is also a complexity and texture which is rarely found at this price.

Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. You'll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in our wine naming conventions including this tribute to the foresters of this rugged high country.

Tasting Notes:
Full of freshness and bright youthful fruits, the 2020 vintage of Woodcutter’s Shiraz possesses no small amount of exuberance and personality. Aromatic plum and black cherry with dark chocolate and intensity, yet refined. The balanced palate has a round central core of black and blue fruit that gives way to a complex mid-palate. While offering immense pleasure in its youth, the 2020 Woodcutter’s Shiraz will certainly develop into an impressive wine with a few more years in the cellar. A fantastic introduction to the Torbreck range.

100% Shiraz
Color: Deep garnet, hues of purple
Aroma: Dark plum, blackberries, cassis, dark cherry, spice and vanilla.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, soft tannins and textural mouthfeel

Ratings and Reviews
Wine Spectator:
“Generous and juicy, with wild berry, spiced plum and chai flavors and details of sage, cardamom and licorice. Offers an open-knit texture and a spicy finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases imported.”  -MaryAnn Worobiec  (Dec 2021)

Wine Enthusiast:
"The 2020 vintage was a rough one for South Australia and it shows on this wine. There's fleshy plum, cherry cola, chocolate, menthol and some mealy oak on the nose. The palate displays Torbreck's signature intensity and silky mouthfeel, but the acidity feels forced and the powerful, woody tannins are clunky, stomping around the wine as if wearing combat boots. The finish is short and warm. Drink now with an equally hefty meal." - (July 2022) - Christina Pickard