Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz 2006, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Shiraz Shiraz
Australia

$30.95 (927533)

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90 pts
11
August 02, 2008

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

A huge, plush, soft Barossa shiraz with all kinds of ripe blackberry-plum fruit, green moss and menthol and some...

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John Stewart
John Stewart

Open, fragrant spicy black fruit, pepper and interesting grilled fennel nuance; neither overripe not exaggerated in...

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Nancy Morgan
Nancy Morgan

I love the whole line-up from this producer! Full-boded goodness with ripe black plum and smoke notes.  927533  D ...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Another fine example here from Torbreck, with spicy wood and fresh (not jammy) fruit flavours. The palate is soft,...

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Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

Smooth, open-textured and expressive. Redolent of sandalwood among the cherry flavors, finishing with fine tannins....

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Megan Victor
Megan Victor

Extremely deeep intesnse purple colour. Very spicy, (TORBRECK) (832 Cases) (14.5%) [KYL WIN] Extremely deep intense...

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Ted Able
Ted Able

medium+ intensity, high alcohol, medium acidity, easy-going tannins; juicy, easy-drinking (88)

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Winecurrent
Winecurrent

The fruit for this was hand harvested then left unfined and unfiltered before bottling, accounting for the complex...

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Very average. Especially for a Torbreck.

I suspect many reviewers were blinded by the name on the label (aroma of "blueberry muffin"? please.).

I bought a couple with high hopes but alas "ho-hum" was my initial reaction to the first bottle. Didn't hate it, didn't love it. 2-3 years in the cellar should improve it, loosen it up, soften it, balance it out a bit.
But this is not quite the "incredible value" JM from RP says.

A $25 "Torbreck" should at least have some character..instead I found only mediocrity.

Stateside this is a $16 wine and deservedly so.

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