2015 Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Ready? Ground lamb awaiting a spoonful each of cinnamon, cumin and coriander with a handful of pine nuts and currants all whirred together in the cuisinart and blended into the lamb. Let it sit, whip together some greek yogurt, mint and garlic, barbecue those lamb burgers and enjoy the entire mess on a piece of naan with your wine. This incredible combo works well with any fruit forward shiraz such as this intensely dark-fruited example or Gnarly Dudes or Moppa.
$23.39 as part of a mixed case.
22+ bottles available.
"This wine reflects the up and coming Shiraz vineyards of the Barossa, rather than the battle hardened old vines which make up the core of our other cuvees. Full of deep, dark berry fruit, the 2015 vintage is sensational array of opulent rich fruit with a wonderful freshness and balance. A dark deep, central core of fruit givesway to an intense textural mid palate full of mocha, plum, spice and dark chocolate. Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth the 2015 Woodcutter’s Shiraz will certainly develop into an impressive wine with a few years in the cellar. Another fantastic introduction to the Torbreck range."
"Like all wines in the Torbreck stable, the fruit is sourced from hand harvested and hand tended plots throughout the Northwestern Barossa Valley. It is fermented in our cement, wooden and stainless steel vats for 6-7 days and then basket pressed to well seasoned hogsheads and French oak foudres for 12 months. It is bottled without the use of either fining or filtration. 15% alc."
"94 pts ... Part estate, part contract-grown. Strongly coloured, this has more grunt and depth to some of its predecessors, with savoury black fruits occupying centre stage, ripe tannins stationed in the wings to block any escape. Drink through 2028."
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