2019 Torbreck Shiraz Woodcutter's Red

Year: 2019
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 89
James Suckling: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$17.95

LAST CALL!!

"Tangy berry and cherry flavors are juicy and bright, with a touch of apricot and blood orange that gives it an appealing fragrant lift. Nutmeg and tobacco notes and a firming thread of tannins linger on the finish. Drink now through 2030. 630 cases imported. -MW" (WS)

"Plenty of rich dark berries and some currant-like notes, too. There’s a glossy feel with some fragrant elements (a little co-fermented roussanne and viognier). Attractive dark-plum and berry palate. Really vinous with a fresh finish. Drink now. Screw cap." (JS)

"Editors' Choice, This wine offers oodles of plush, plump plum and cherry accented by flowers, peppery spice, soy and iron. The palate delivers what the nose suggests. It's broad shouldered but neatly cupped by fine, chalky tannins. There's a lucidity here thanks to minimal oak. Tangy fruit and a saline note carry the finish. It's a charming example of modern Barossa Shiraz. -Christina Pickard " (WE)

Winery Notes:
The growing season was defined by a continuously warm to hot summer with no effective rainfall, wind and hail at flowering, and followed with three major frosts - resulting in an earlier and much smaller harvest than average. These tough conditions produced smaller clusters of intensely dark berries with thick fleshy skins contrasted against brown mature stalks. Whilst yields were down, once these vineyards were fermenting in our cellar the concentration of colour, tannin and aroma of the 2019 vintage was revealed.

Full of freshness and bright youthful fruits, the 2019 vintage brings an opulence and class to the wines. Aromatic plum and raspberries with freshness and balance, the wine has a round central core of red fruit that gives way to a complex mid-palate full of cassis, dark cherry, spice and vanilla. While offering immense pleasure in its youth, the 2019 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.