Torbreck continues to take advantage of dry-grown, old vines to make some of the Barossa’s most demanded wines. Like all Torbreck wines, Woodcutter’s Shiraz is sourced from hand harvested and hand tended, low yielding vines. It is then open fermented and gently basket pressed, and aged on fine lees for 12 months in large format seasoned barrels and foudres.
Full of freshness and bright youthful fruits, the 2018 Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz opens up with aromatic plum and raspberries that leap out of the glass. 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 2018 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.
Food matches: Great for wild game and richly flavoured red meats.