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Torbreck Semillon Woodcutter's White 2015

Member Review by cabulous:

Good but read that it may be better to age decent semillon for a bit to bring out flavors that I prefer - going to try to find a Hunter's Valley (Australia) Semillon as those are supposed to be the best

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Torbreck Vintners:
Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. The roots go back to 1992 when Dave, who was then working at Rockford, began to discover and clean up a few sections of dry-grown old vines. Near lifeless, he nurtured them back to health and was rewarded with small parcels of fruit that he made into wine. Dave was able to secure a contract for the supply of grapes from a run-down but an... Read more
Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. The roots go back to 1992 when Dave, who was then working at Rockford, began to discover and clean up a few sections of dry-grown old vines. Near lifeless, he nurtured them back to health and was rewarded with small parcels of fruit that he made into wine. Dave was able to secure a contract for the supply of grapes from a run-down but ancient Shiraz vineyard. He managed to raise enough money to share-farm the vineyard, a practice which involves paying the owner a percentage of the market rate for his grapes in return for totally managing the vineyard. This share-farming principle has enabled Torbreck to use fruit from the very best vineyards in the Barossa Valley, which is home to some of the most precious old vines in the world. In 1995 Dave crushed three tonnes of grapes and fermented them into wine in a shed on his 12-hectare Marananga property. He named his wine 'Torbreck' after a forest in Scotland where he worked as a lumberjack. The Torbreck endeavour is based around the classic Barossa Valley varietals of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro, and a love for the wines of France's Rhone Valley. Dave loves the intense, rich, Rhone-like flavours that come from old-vines and the fact that Shiraz and Grenache are the mainstay red grapes of the Northern and Southern Rhone often draws comparison. Torbreck doesn't only make red wines though, we have Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne planted on our winery block which we have blended to make a white wine for the last 2 years. In July 2002 the historic Hillside property was acquired by Torbreck. Situated in Lyndoch, it is one of the original Barossa properties. Vast and picturesque it contains some magnificent old and ancient vineyards that will further our source of premium quality fruit. The Hillside property contains a wonderful native ecosystem that supports a myriad of flora and fauna. Dave hopes to turn it into a nature reserve in the future that will be open to visits. In June 2003 at the finish of vintage, we opened our cellar-door for sales. An original settlers hut, it has been lovingly restored and provides a personal touch and some Barossa warmth whilst you taste our wines. It is open daily and we welcome any visits. In the middle of 2008 a long term vision of Dave Powell's will reach completion. A new winery and administration facility will have been completed on land acquired from a next door neighbour. This will enable our grapes to be made into wine using the best availble equipment and then bottled 'on the estate' using our own bottling line. Finally we have complete control of all aspects of production which will see a new benchmark of wine quality established by us in the Barossa Valley. Read less

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Snooth User: cabulous
18655578
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/16/2009

Good but read that it may be better to age decent semillon for a bit to bring out flavors that I prefer - going to try to find a Hunter's Valley (Australia) Semillon as those are supposed to be the best


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/30/2009

Full bodied, oily and oak. Complex with dry finish. Reminiscent of Yquem's dry "Y" for a fractin of the price. Limey and freshness. Paired well with cocnut sacue. Tomado em Sept 2007


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 07/30/2009

Full bodied, oily and oak. Complex with dry finish. Reminiscent of Yquem's dry "Y" for a fractin of the price.


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/30/2009

Full bodied, oily and oak. Complex with dry finish. Reminiscent of Yquem's dry "Y" for a fractin of the price. Limey and freshness. Paired well with cocnut sacue


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Vintage: 2006 07/10/2012

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Vintage: 2002 08/18/2012

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Vintage: 2002 10/22/2014

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