The name Woodcutter's stems from David Powell's several years spent
working the Scottish Highlands as a lumberjack in the Torbreck forest.
This wine reflects the up & coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa,
rather than the battle hardened old vines which make up the
core of our other cuvees.
Dense, rich and opulent, this wine combines great fruit purity
with texture, complexity and finesse. It is elegant, structured and powerful and is a fantastic introduction to the Torbreck range.
Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth the 2010 Woodcutter's Shiraz
will no doubt develop into an impressive wine with a few years in the cellar.
'This is the kind of red I liked to drink with a hearty meal after a hard day's
work in the wood, but you don’t have to be a wood~cutter to enjoy it.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 91
"The 2011 Woodcutters Shiraz doesn’t miss a beat in this difficult vintage. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is scented of cassis, black plums and macerated blackberries over nuances of charcoal, black pepper, smoked duck breast and violets. Full-bodied and packed with black berry and savory meat and mineral flavors, it is nicely poised in the mouth with a taut backbone of medium level rounded tannins and just enough acid, finishing with a good persistence of pepper and spice notes. Drink this one now to 2018+."