Torbreck Shiraz Blend Barossa Valley Woodcutter's Red 2008

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The name Woodcutter’s stems from David Powell’s several years spent working the Scottish Highlands as a lumberjack in...

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The name Woodcutter's stems from David Powell's several years spent working the Scottish Highlands as a lumberjack in the Torbreck forest. This den... Read more

The 1999 Woodcutters Red is essentially declassified juice that did not make it into The Steading. Produced from the same blend, this is an outstan... Read more

Inky purple. Intense cassis and blueberry on the nose, with building spiciness and a sexy floral quality. Richer than usual for this bottling, offe... Read more

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External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
08/28/2010

The name Woodcutter's stems from David Powell's several years spent working the Scottish Highlands as a lumberjack in the Torbreck forest. This dense red offers up a fragrant bouquet of violets, Asian spices, plum, and blueberry. Round, smooth-textured, and flavorful, it can be enjoyed over the next 4-5 years.


External Review
05/19/2011

The 1999 Woodcutters Red is essentially declassified juice that did not make it into The Steading. Produced from the same blend, this is an outstanding, reasonably priced effort from David Powell. Sweet, pure, ripe, full-bodied, rich, decadent, chewy, and fat, it is a thrill to drink.


External Review
01/10/2013

Inky purple. Intense cassis and blueberry on the nose, with building spiciness and a sexy floral quality. Richer than usual for this bottling, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and solid tannins. Rich but not overly heavy, finishing with very good breadth and juicy persistence. This includes lots of fruit that is normally destined for Torbreckandrsquo;s flagship Run Rig, as that wine wasnandrsquo;t made in 2008.


External Review
01/10/2013

The purple-colored 2008 Woodcutterandrsquo;s Shiraz offers up a fragrant bouquet of violets, Asian spices, plum, and blueberry. Round, smooth-textured, and forward, this flavorful, easy-going effort can be enjoyed over the next 4andndash;5 years.


External Review
05/19/2011

On the light side for a Barossa Shiraz, offering leathery raspberry, white pepper and herb flavors, which persist nicely on the surprisingly delicate finish. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2008 Woodcutterandrsquo;s Shiraz has a very deep garnet-purple color and pronounced warm black cherry and blueberry aromas with a peppery undercurrant, plus some mocha and a suggestion of violets. Medium-high acid and medium-firm finely grained tannins support the generous, full bodied fruit and, though the overall effect is quite rich, this is an effortlessly harmonious wine with a good long finish. Delicious now, it will continue to drink well through 2017.


External Review
05/19/2011

The Woodcutters Red, like all Torbreck wines, sources fruit from hand harvested and hand tended, low yielding vines. It is fermented and gently pressed, then aged for 12 months in large format seasoned barrels and foudres. The result is a delicious, fruit-forward, deep red that is sure to please on its own and can stand up to a nice well-done, marbled steak.


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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 & coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines which make up the core of our other cuvee’s. Dense, rich and opulent, this wine combines great fruit purity with texture, complexity and finesse. Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth the 2008 Woodcutter’s Shiraz will no doubt develop along a similar path to the 2004 & 2006 vintages with a few years in the cellar.

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 & coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines which make up the core of our other cuvee’s. Dense, rich and opulent, this wine combines great fruit purity with texture, complexity and finesse. Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth the 2008 Woodcutter’s Shiraz will no doubt develop along a similar path to the 2004 & 2006 vintages with a few years in the cellar.

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