Mycket ursprungstypisk. Djup koncentrerad med svart vinbärsgelé, wiengummi, kaffe, eukalyptus och sötlakrits. Håller ihop bra och höga alkoholen är integrerad. Känns dyr. Avsaknaden av syra säker upplevelsen för mig. — 5 hours ago
Smooth, velvety — 23 days ago
Absolutely amazing! Upon opening was so pungent the viognier really showing strongly, however after about an hour the nose exploded with chocolate and spice. Every sip is an explosion of flavors that simultaneously batters and caresses your palate. The length is truly exceptional the flavors just go on and on. Wow, last bottle but so glad I drank it with my brother. — 3 months ago
Our marinaded tri-trip wine.
Good things happen when you take a good producer’s entry level wine and lay it down for 4-5 years. Then, pair with the right food.
Torbreck makes in descending quality order that I have had; The Laird ($400-$700), RunRig ($175-$200+), The Descendant & The Factor (around $90-$100 ish), their Struie (around $50) and the Woodcutter’s ($16-$24 depending on where you buy it).
The Woodcutter’s shows itself to be a close relative but, lacks some of the structure, depth and quality of fruit from its other siblings. However, the QPR is undeniable!
There are two things I am trying to convey. You don’t always need to spend $100 to $100’s for a really good quality wine. Second, even if you lay down a good entry level wine from a good producer in at least in a good vintage, very good things come through.
This shows, dark currants, ruby, candied; purple fruit mix, blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, black plum & blue fruits. Sweet tarriness, anise to black licorice, limestone, dry, crushed rocks, mixed berry cola, soft leather, wood shavings, dry herbaceous notes, dark spice, softly, layered baking spices; vanilla, clove, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon, understated mint/eucalyptus with dark, purple, blue flowers in a violet & lavender bouquet.
The body is; rich; ruby and full. The tannins are round, tarry, chewy and meaty. The structure, tension, length and balance are just a couple steps short of its peak. Dark currants, ruby, candied; purple fruit mix, blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, black plum & blue fruits. Sweet tarriness, dark, used, expresso grounds, anise to black licorice, limestone, black pepper, dry, crushed rocks, mixed berry cola, soft leather, wood shavings, dry herbaceous notes, dark spice with palate heat, more pronounced & layered baking spices; vanilla, clove, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon stick, dark, rich turned earth, dark top soils, understated mint/eucalyptus with dark, purple, blue flowers in a violet & lavender bouquet. The acidity is round and nicely done. The long finish is, juicy to dry earthy, well balanced, elegant and persists without end.
The 2013 Woodcutter’s has another 10-15 years of good drinking ahead.
Photos of; their new tasting bar, Sofia during our private tasting with their International Brand Manager and that famous Barossa red clay soil structure with Estate vines. — a month ago
Delectable - this is a new Cuvée for Torbreck brought to the Toowoomba Wine Show Dinner by Torbreck winemaker Greg McGill. This was the 2017 Hillside Grenache. A good Grenache but I still think McLaren Vale is better for the variety than the Barossa. — 3 months ago
Notes of blackberry, graphite, cedar, wild game, mint, hints of wild mushroom, dill, vanilla, and wild flowers. Very smooth, even with the acidity from the Viognier. Super long finish. — a month ago
Hot stuff. — 21 days ago
Loved the fruity smell! Balanced body. Hardly any Tannin. NT$799,drank with Yoshie and I-Ping at 希臘左巴 on 191026. — 2 months ago
If someone served this to me blind I’m pretty sure I’d be able to tell this was from Australia.... but in a good way. If you like a lot of toasted oak slathered in berries, this is for you. Long, long 60 second finish. It’s not 98 points but it’s very good — 2 months ago