Torbreck Woodcutter's Semillon 2020

Torbreck Woodcutter's Semillon 2020

 

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Torbreck
Woodcutter's Semillon 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Barossa Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Sémillon

Fashioned with the savoury, food friendly dry whites of Southern France in mind, the Woodcutter's Semillon is the ideal tonic after a long day in the vineyard...

Experts Score Vintage
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2019
RP Robert Parker 91 2018
WS Wine Spectator 90 2018
JS James Suckling 92 2017
More information on wine critics and ratings

Semillon has always found a natural home in the Barossa. It was one of the early white wine grape varieties planted by the first settlers around 160 years ago and so the Barossa is blessed with a heritage of old, low yielding Semillon vineyards. At Torbreck, Semillon is fermented in both stainless steel and seasoned French barriques. Torbreck Woodcutters Semillon is not unlike the white wines found in the central and southern regions of France. This is due largely to the use of the Madeira (more robust and pink skinned) clone of Semillon, grown widely in the Barossa Valley.

Although not typically lemony, this wine exhibits more complex aromas of smoked almonds and honeysuckle as well as buttery textures from the natural malolactic fermentation. The palate displays a spicy mineral flintiness with exotic fruit flavours.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2019)
Pale yellow. Dried lemon, grapefruit pith and pear aromas show good clarity and pick up chalky mineral and succulent herb nuances with aeration. Gently chewy and focused on the palate, showing fine definition to it juicy, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Puts on weight with air and finishes long and lively, with repeating citrus fruit and herb qualities.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2018)
From vines planted in the 1890s, the 2018 Woodcutter's Semillon represents a true bargain for a chance to taste the product of centenarian vines. It's 30% barrel fermented but in old wood and with the malolactic blocked to retain the most freshness possible. Pear and lemon aromas appear on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is plump and silky but also crisp and long, with lovely focus and some pleasant, pithy notes.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2018)
Distinctive, with lemon and pear flavors, accented by a note of fresh tomato leaf and a savory detail of saline, adding complexity and richness. Succulent acidity. A hint of spice emerges on the finish. Drink now.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2017)
A soft and velvety white with pretty lemon rind and peach skin. Waxy. Creamy texture. Medium to full body. Dry and delicious. Drink now. Screw cap.

Torbreck The Struie 2019
Torbreck The Struie 2019
Torbreck
The Struie 2019
RP
94
WE
94
JS
92
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RP
95
JS
94
WS
92
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45,00 €
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RP
91
JS
96
JH
92
The name Woodcutter's stems from when Torbreck founder David Powell spent several years working in the Scottish Highlands as a lumberjack or woodcutter in the Torbreck forest.
27,50 €
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Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles 2019
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Cuvee Juveniles 2019
JS
91
WE
91
VN
91
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WS
93
RP
97
WE
96
The RunRig has drawn comparison with the beautifully fragrant & tautly structured wines produced from the slopes of the Northern Rhône Valley's Appellation of Côte Rôtie.
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Torbreck Woodcutter's Semillon 2020 Reviewed by James Suckling 24-02-2021 . Score: 4.5