2014 Torbreck "Woodcutter's" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia
It struts its stuff in most impressive fashion; black berried fruits, anise, wood spice, all served sweet and voluptuous, with fresh red berries as the icing.
A tarry and quite savory rendition of this bargain Barossa shiraz, it has a strong focus on ripe, soft blackberry flavored fruits, hints of plum cake and chocolate, this is one very satisfying wine and represents stunning value. Long, stylish finish.
Juicy, with maple syrup-scented wild blackberry and currant flavors that are effusive and generous. Pepper, rosemary and black tea notes lead to a firming finish. Drink now through 2028. (MW, Web-2017)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Woodcutter's Shiraz has earthy, tar and chargrill notes to begin with a core of blackberries and black plums plus pepper and spice hints. Medium to full-bodied, it gives a good amount of black berries and earthy flavors with chewy tannins and some pepper on the finish. (LPB)
Named after David Powell's years as a lumberjack in the Scottish Torbreck forest. This bottling is sourced from young, "up-and-coming" Shiraz vineyards of Barossa, and is complex, savory and dense, with no fining or filtering.