James Suckling Torbreck Wines, 2014 Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz
"A tarry and quite savory rendition of this bargain Barossa shiraz, it has a strong focus on ripe, soft blackberry flavored fruits, hints of plum cake and chocolate, this is one very satisfying wine and represents stunning value. Long, stylish finish. Drink now." â€“Jul-16
"For an entry-level wine, this is excellent. The aromas and flavors feature smoky, stemmy, herbal goodness layered over blueberries and black cherries, while the palate is full and supple and the finish long, silky and elegant. The quality of this wine has me looking even more forward to TorbreckâÄôs high end 2014s. Wine Creek. EditorsâÄô Choice. âÄîJ.C."
"Juicy, with maple syrup, scented wild blackberry and currant flavors that are effusive and generous. Pepper, rosemary and black tea notes lead to a firming finish. Drink now through 2028. 19,000 cases made." â€“Mar-17
Like all wines in the Torbreck stable, the fruit is sourced from hand harvested and hand tended plots throughout the Northwestern Barossa Valley. It is fermented in 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.