Stephen Tanzer
Torbreck Wines, 2012 Torbreck 'Woodcutter's' Shiraz

"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."
–August 2013

Torbreck Wines, 2012 Torbreck 'Woodcutter's' Shiraz

Torbreck Wines, 2012 Torbreck 'Woodcutter's' Shiraz

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2012 Torbreck 'Woodcutter's' Shiraz
Torbreck Wines

The name Woodcutter's stems from when David Powell spent several years working in the Scottish Highlands as a lumberjack (or woodcutter) 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 Torbreck's other cuvee’s. Dense, rich, and opulent, this wine combines great fruit purity and a velvety texture, along with great complexity and finesse. While it offers 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.

Like all wines from Torbreck, the fruit is sourced from hand-harvested and hand-tended plots throughout the Northwestern Barossa Valley. It is fermented in our cement, wooden and stainless steel vats for 6-7 days and then basket pressed to well seasoned hogsheads and French oak foudres for 12 months. It is bottled without the use of either fining or filtration.

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