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Torbreck Shiraz Woodcutter's 750ML 2011
Sku: 15344
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 ...more
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Product Information
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Sub-Region: Barossa
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
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+.

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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.
Technical notes
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.

Producer
Tim Adams Wines was originally born of a partnership between Tim and Pam and local coopers, Bill and Jill Wray, in 1984. The business was to make wine and small oak casks. This first year fell in the middle of a grape shortage, but fortunately the budding company was able to beg 10 tonnes of Shiraz from a good friend and neighbour. 1986 saw the first release of wine under the ’Adams and Wray’ label, but the partnership was later dissolved in 1987, with the young couples choosing to focus on their respective passions. The families are still good friends to this day. 1987 continued to be an eventful year for the newly named Tim Adams Wines, with the purchase of the current winery site and arrival of daughter Frances. Cellar door was opened and the first grapes crushed on site the following year. The decades that followed brought with them a natural evolution of the company, the physical site and the wines themselves. These years of hard work, passion and curiosity have resulted in a progressive family winery that is committed to creating elegant wines, without forgetting its obligation to the Australian wine industry, environment and wider community. Tim Adams Wines now has a presence in all major international markets and is the constant recipient of awards, reviews and accolades both in Australia and overseas.