96 Points, James SucklingJames Suckling: “Lovely ripened blackberries and raspberries. Al dente. Full-bodied yet so refined and focused with crisp acidity and ultra-fine, creamy tannins. Succulent and crunchy but focused and structured. Bright and purposeful. Drink after 2024 but already hard to hold back.” Winery: You’d imagine a high country Scottish woodcutter might like a fortifying red at the days end – something rich, warming, full bodied and affordable.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. Fruit is sourced from hand-harvested and hand-tended, low-yielding vines, then open fermented and gently basket pressed before aging on fine lees for 12 months in large format seasoned barrels and foudres.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.Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. You’ll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in our wine naming conventions including this tribute to the foresters of this rugged high country.
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