2019 Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz

Regular price $24.99 Sale

VARIETY: 100% Shiraz

SUB-REGIONS: Marananga, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Gomersal, Moppa, Lyndoch, Ebenezer

HARVEST: 4th March – 9th April 2019

MATURATION: 12 months in well-seasoned French oak hogsheads and Foudre

ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 14.5% pH 3.56 Acidity 5.88g/L

COLOUR: Deep Garnet, hues of purple AROMA: Dark plum, raspberries, cassis, dark cherry, spice and vanilla

PALATE: Medium to full bodied, soft tannins and textural mouthfeel

CELLAR: Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years

This wine reflects the up and coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines that make up the core of our other cuvées. But like all Torbreck wines, Woodcutter’s - Shiraz receives the very best viticultural and winemaking treatment. Although this wine is constantly praised for its succulence and richness, there is also a complexity and texture which is rarely found at this price.

This wine reflects the up and coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines that make up the core of our other cuvee’s. But like all Torbreck wines, Woodcutter’s - Shiraz receives the very best viticultural and winemaking treatment. Although this wine is constantly praised for its succulence and richness, there is also a complexity and texture which is rarely found at this price.

VINTAGE

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.

TASTING

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.

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