Thursday, January 22, 2009

Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz

The Woodcutter's Shiraz is Torbreck's entry wine. It is interesting to compare it with the Struie I described in the last post. The 2006 Woodcutter's is not as big, but still a substantial and well crafted wine. It tastes predominantly of redcurrant fruit and is not as smooth as the Struie. However, it has excellent length for its price point and finishes with well integrated tannins.

Torbreck has the ability to produce Shiraz at vastly different price points which can all be satisfying, mainly due to the policy of buying a very high standard of grapes and David Powell's ability to combine power and elegance.  

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