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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Torbreck 'Woodcutter's' Shiraz 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz

Growing Region: Sourced from 6 Barossa vineyards, Australia

Chief Winemaker: David Powell

As with all Torbreck wines - this wine has been hand harvested and hand tended, and sourced from low yielding vines. The fruit is then placed into open fermenters and pressed carefully and gently in a basket press. The wine is then aged on fine lees for 12 months in large format seasoned barrels and oak foudres. This wine reflects the up & coming Shiraz vineyard sites of the Barossa valley, rather than the battle hardened old vines which make up the core of Torbreck's other cuvees.
In the glass the wine is dense, rich and opulent in colour. This wine combines great fruit purity, with texture, mouth feel, complexity and finesse. The wine even in its youth is a well balanced combination of elegance, structure and power and it is a fantastic introduction to the Torbreck family of wines. Whilst offering immense pleasure in its youth the 2010 Woodcutter's Shiraz will develop into an impressive wine with a few years in the cellar.
Although this wine is succulent and rich - perhaps the best feature of this wine is its complexity and layers of flavour which are rarely found at this price. Decant for at least 30-40mins and serve at 18C.

Drinking well this winter season; and will age well for another 5-7 years.

Perfect wine match with a hearty meal, rich flavours and with hard cheeses, enjoy.

If you enjoy confident red wine, this is for you.


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