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2015 Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz

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Cracka Rating

RRP $24.99 per bottle

Our Price $24.98

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$299.87 (12 x 750ml)

cracka review

Rich, roughly hewn and chunky, this is a generous, straightforward Shiraz that is made to be drunk by woodcutters. That means that it's unsubtle and bold but that is even part of the joy of a wine like this. You know exactly what you're getting - that is, a meaty, juicy, rich and bulky wine for drinking.

expert reviews

Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
Extreme sport ripeness here with floral edged vivid fresh black berry and raspberry with a clove and pepper spice lift.Drinks well with soft tannins and a cherry ripe like mid palate and the finish has appaelaing tannin acid tang.
2014
Rob Geddes MW
87
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
There s a twist of meaty reduction that we re seeing in many of the young 2011 reds; it adds complexity though, some purple berries and red fruits shining through easily. The palate is bright and crisp, really active, with juicy tannins here, lithe and fresh. Terrific value and a great statement of Barossa red wine deliciousness.
Now
Good Wine Guide
91
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Spotlessly made, spicy and savoury, this delicious Rhéney red blend is scented with white and black pepper, ripe blackberries and cassis, briar and musky spices lifted by a fresh, heady perfume of violets. Pristine, pure and juicy, with a pleasing length of marginally sweet fruit underpinned by fine, crunchy tannins, it's elegant and measured, finishing with length of fruit and the beginnings of meaty complexity.
2013-2016+
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
91
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A dense and juicy young shiraz that delivers plenty of flavour and impact for the money, this is faithful to region and grape variety in every way. There's a wealth of raspberry and blackberry fruit on the nose, palpable concentration and impressive freshness. The palate's vibrant and concentrated, tannins are juicy, flavours are immense and the structure's nicely pitched; blackberry and blackcurrant from start to finish.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Unctuous, intense and juicy, packed with fruit and flavour, this ripe, plummy and spicy young shiraz reveals a deeply layered bouquet of blackberries, cassis, musky spices and black pepper. Smooth and sweetly fruited, with concentrated fruit underpinned by fine chalky tannins, it finishes with length, softness and brightness. Brilliant value.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
90
Louise Radman (2008 Vintage) says
Packed full of succulent black raspberry, ripe forest berries, chocolate & cinnamon spice. Soft and supple handcrafted wine, excellent value.
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep colour; a succulent, ripe and rich wine awash with black fruits and dark chocolate flavours; oak is incidental, as are tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
When we reviewed this on The Wine Front site we described it as Torbreck shiraz at its jammy best. And forgive us, but we kind of like that phrase. Lap this one up. It's the perfect red for mid-winter drinking - particularly in front of the TV. It's thick with sweet fruit flavour. It tastes of blackberry jam, Asian spices, raspberry and aniseed. It's soft in the mouth and straight-out delicious. Hugely enjoyable.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Pleasing medium-bodied wine, with sweet berry fruit married with sweet oak; however, no residual sugar sweetness
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Love the back label on this. It mentions that it's the kind of wine to drink after a hard day's work in the woods, but you don't have to be a woodcutter to enjoy it'. Perfectly pitched wine. It's sweet and lightish, but it has tannin and class, its mix of raspberried, spicy, earthen flavours tremendously easy to hook into. A good, juicy hit of flavour and a good, juicy finish - it's lovely. Perfect winegrowing and winemaking.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Clean, fresh, medium-bodied wine with neatly balanced black fruits, tannins and a touch of oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Attractive wine; an array of spice and red fruits, sweet but not jammy; soft, supple tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Much more richness and depth than prior vintages; plum, a touch of prune; good acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; the moderately intense bouquet offers notes of earth, leather and spice, the firm and fresh palate with spice, vanilla and berry. Not convincing, and I am puzzled about Dave Powell's description of the colour as 'deep purple-black', and the suggestion that 2001 was equal to or better than 1998. For the record, 100 per cent hand-picked Barossa shiraz, open-fermented.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
85

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