Torbreck Vintners

Woodcutter's Barossa Valley Sémillon

8.896 ratings
8.727 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Sémillon
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Pleasant Semillion, first one from down under for me.

Pleasant Semillion, first one from down under for me.

Nov 3rd, 2018
Jeremiah Allen

Mineral forward. Fresh seafood, please.

Mineral forward. Fresh seafood, please.

Aug 15th, 2018
Matt Trader

So weirdly enough, this was the last wine tasted after 6 reds. Would I normally ever suggest that? Probably not. However, in this case it actually worked out pretty well as a pallet cleanser due to the highly acidic character of this Semillon. It is in fact, the Madeira clone of Semillon, that was planted there 160 years ago, proudly producing very low yielding fruit with immense character of terrior. Fermented in both stainless steel vats, and French oak barrels.

Musky and nutty on the nose - hazelnut, hay, green apple skin, lemon oil, and flint. The pallet has a subtle butter note, and a crisp acidity for balance - honeysuckle, fresh lychee, lemon, mineral, white pear, and a bright lifted finish.

When you realize this wine is only $17, it's pretty mind blowing how good it is, and it isn't even from what most people consider to be the Australian home of Semillon - Hunter Valley. It would be an ideal choice for oysters for sure.

So weirdly enough, this was the last wine tasted after 6 reds. Would I normally ever suggest that? Probably not. However, in this case it actually worked out pretty well as a pallet cleanser due to the highly acidic character of this Semillon. It is in fact, the Madeira clone of Semillon, that was planted there 160 years ago, proudly producing very low yielding fruit with immense character of terrior. Fermented in both stainless steel vats, and French oak barrels.

Musky and nutty on the nose - hazelnut, hay, green apple skin, lemon oil, and flint. The pallet has a subtle butter note, and a crisp acidity for balance - honeysuckle, fresh lychee, lemon, mineral, white pear, and a bright lifted finish.

When you realize this wine is only $17, it's pretty mind blowing how good it is, and it isn't even from what most people consider to be the Australian home of Semillon - Hunter Valley. It would be an ideal choice for oysters for sure.

Jan 19th, 2018
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.1

Very rich (9 year old semillon), but plenty of verve, almost like a very good roussane, quite different than hunter valley semillon.

Very rich (9 year old semillon), but plenty of verve, almost like a very good roussane, quite different than hunter valley semillon.

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2013
Perry Riddle

Beeswax

Beeswax

Mar 17th, 2016
Miguel de Leon

Service Director/Wine Educator Casa Mono

8.8

A very forward sémillon in terms of acid and that Australian typical chewiness, but it still wasn't very giving from the get go. Nervy.

A very forward sémillon in terms of acid and that Australian typical chewiness, but it still wasn't very giving from the get go. Nervy.

Nov 29th, 2015
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

9.2

So youthful! I loved it, but convinced it would be better under cork!

So youthful! I loved it, but convinced it would be better under cork!

Jun 8th, 2015
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

8.7

Forgot how seemingly delicious semillon from the hometown can be. Bright brown pear aromas e melon skin w notes of green almonds. Palate is medium bodied w Lovely mouthfeel and weight. Terrific value.

Forgot how seemingly delicious semillon from the hometown can be. Bright brown pear aromas e melon skin w notes of green almonds. Palate is medium bodied w Lovely mouthfeel and weight. Terrific value.

Mar 31st, 2015
Allison Lyzenga

Crisp mineral, dishrag, stone fruit; refreshing

Crisp mineral, dishrag, stone fruit; refreshing

Mar 15th, 2015
Robert Love

Beeswax, hay, and cat urine on the nose. Thick and mouth-coating, with lemon flavors on the palate.

Beeswax, hay, and cat urine on the nose. Thick and mouth-coating, with lemon flavors on the palate.

Feb 21st, 2015