Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz 2020

Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz 2020

 

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Torbreck
Woodcutter's Shiraz 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Barossa Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 15°
  • Grappes : 100% Syrah

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.

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

Like all Torbreck wines it's sourced from hand harvested and hand tended, low yielding vines. It is then open fermented and gently basket pressed, and aged one fine lees for 12 months in large format seasoned barrels and foudres.

Although this wine is constantly praised for being succulent and rich - perhaps the best feature of this wine is it's complexity and texture which are rarely found at this price.

James Halliday (JH) : 92 Points (2019)
Blend of 7 districts across the full expanse of the Barossa floor; matured 12 months in well-seasoned French oak hogsheads and foudre. Glossy, deep, spicy and strong, this is a serious play for the first in Torbreck's arsenal of 9 Barossa shirazes. A full, vibrant purple hue anticipates depth of spicy blood plums, blackberries and mulberries. Dark chocolate oak and medium-grained tannins sit just as they should on a long and generous finish. No nonsense, just joy. *Silver* (TS) (8/2021)

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2019)
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. Editors’ Choice.

Decanter (DCT) : 91 Points (2019)
The low-yielding vintage of small berries with dark, thick skins lends intensity and structure to the palate of blood plum and vibrant raspberry and blackberry. Ageing in well-seasoned French oak hogsheads and foudres make for a vivacious expression, with tapering, spicy tannins and a a milk chocolate finish. Classic Torbreck sourcing from young vines in Marananga, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Gomersal, Moppa, Lyndoch, Ebenezer vineyards. (SA) (7/2021)

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2019)
Saturated ruby. Ripe red and blue fruits on the spice-accented nose. In a plush, generous style, showing very good depth as well as energy to its sweet black raspberry and boysenberry flavors. Closes long, appealingly sweet and smooth, with repeating spiciness and round even tannins that make a late appearance.

James Suckling (JS) : 91 Points (2019)
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. (9/2020)

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2019)
Effusive aromas of dark plums, cola, blueberries and raspberries can all be found on the nose of the 2019 Woodcutter's Shiraz. Predominantly raised in older hogsheads, there are hints of vanilla as well. Medium to full-bodied, reasonably lush and soft, with a lingering, softly dusty and gently savory finish, this is another outstanding vintage for this wine.

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. (MW) (12/2019)

Torbreck The Struie 2019
Torbreck The Struie 2019
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WE
94
JS
92
RP
94
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Torbreck The Steading 2018
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The Steading 2018
RP
92
WE
92
VN
93
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45,00 €
Quantity : moins plus
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Woodcutter's Semillon 2020
VN
91
WS
90
RP
91
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23,00 €
Quantity : moins plus
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WE
91
JS
91
VN
91
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Quantity : moins plus
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WS
95
RP
98
WE
94
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230,00 €
Quantity : moins plus
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The Steading Blanc 2018
RP
90
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39,00 €
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Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz 2020 Reviewed by James Halliday 25-03-2022 . Score: 4.5