Medium- to full-bodied with aromas and flavors of cherry, blackberry, plum and smoke. Integrated tannins and acids round out an enjoyable finish.
Wine Advocate 91 points - 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+.
I can't speak for the other tasters, but when I smelled this wine, I was instantly taken back in time to my grandmother's kitchen as she was making strawberry preserves and I was busy trying to steal a spoonful while her back was turned. That's to say aromas of strawberries and cooking spices dominate not only the nose, but all the surrounding area. This is aromatic wine. For all the aromas, however, it sits lightly on the palate, showing more finesse than some of its other Australian counterparts. Drink this wine with a pepper crusted filet mignon, roast duck, or entrecote aux echalottes.
|Fruit sourced from six parcels planted in northwestern Barossa Valley was fermented in cement, wood and stainless steel vats for 6-7 days. The must was basket pressed into neutral hogsheads and French oak foudres for 12 months, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.