About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Torbreck 'Woodcutter's' Shiraz 2008

Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz

Growing Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

Owner/ Chief Winemaker: David Powell

91pts, Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front.

If you are someone that enjoys good food and sharing good times with special friends - enjoy confident, well made honest wines that over deliver on fruit, flavour and length - then Torbreck wines are for you.
Like all wines in the Torbreck stable, the fruit for this 'Woodcutter's Shiraz was sourced from hand harvested and hand tended plots throughout the North-western area of the Barossa Valley. It was fermented in their cement, wooden and inox vats for approximately 6-7 days and then basket pressed into well seasoned hogsheads and French oak foudres for 12 months. It was then bottled without the use of either fining or filtration, which only adds to its appeal.
The glass is filled with a black red colour, with a deep crimson hue. On the nose a fruit basket of violets, followed by fresh liquorice allsorts, vanilla and ripe blackberries. On the palate the wine is dense, rich and opulent; this wine combines great fruit purity with texture, complexity and finesse all in equal portions.
The mouth feel is all wrapped up in velvet tannins, presenting black pepper, ripe plum and dark chocolate on the back palate that lingers nicely. A good honest medium to full bodied red wine.
Decant for 15mins - Serve at 18C.

Drinking well these coming winter months; and over the next 3-4 years.

Perfect wine match with quality red meats, wine jus, roasted vegetables, and served in a large glass, enjoy.


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