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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 25 
TypeRed
ProducerTorbreck (web)
VarietyShiraz
DesignationWoodcutter's
Vineyardn/a
CountryAustralia
RegionSouth Australia
SubRegionBarossa
AppellationBarossa Valley
UPC Code(s)9333343001047

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2016 (based on 6 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.8 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 35 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by redredwineaussie on 6/21/2015 & rated 85 points: Quite dark berry forward, powerful, however feels a tad hot and am not overly keen on this I must admit, usually a Torbreck fan. Drinkable enough though, try again in a year or so. (138 views)
 Tasted by jackaroo on 12/23/2014: Last bottle from a case. Fine and successful effort from a difficult year, a wine made to please and enjoy. 90+ (796 views)
 Tasted by Ngaardi on 5/3/2014 & rated 80 points: As per a previous reviewer disappointing. It is acidic with no tannins that I could find. It had been in the decanter for an hour and on first tasting it could have been mistaken for a cheap cask wine. I didn't serve it to my guests. I doubt it will redeem with age. (1375 views)
 Tasted by safetyengineer on 4/15/2014 & rated 88 points: Nice red color and semi transparent, and fruity nose - but non-specific fruit. The taste was lighter than I was expecting based on other reviews. I prefer Molly Dooker Boxer at this price point - but both are well made and pleasant to drink. (1411 views)
 Tasted by roger8679 on 4/5/2014: 88 - good. Medium body. (1393 views)
 Tasted by danielbleier on 3/16/2014 & rated 88 points: consistent with notes of 2/18/2014 (1468 views)
 Tasted by danielbleier on 2/18/2014 & rated 88 points: Plum, dark berries and earthy tones in a full bodied wine at a very solid QPR ($16). Nose seemed a little shut down, but rich flavors when tasted kept improving over 2 days. (1171 views)
 Tasted by Nint on 12/27/2013 & rated 82 points: Disappointingly acidic & lacking in tannin. May improve with age,,, (827 views)
 Tasted by sortiarius on 11/21/2013 & rated 86 points: Nose: Hints of fruit
Color: High-violet
Body: Full
Acids: Medium
Tannins: Medium-high
Balance: Alcohol and sugar too dominating, otherwise well balanced
Finish: Medium length, simple.
Overall: Fruity wine without any hints of complexity. A bit boring and disappointing considering the price ($40). Will not buy again since similar wines are priced $20. (976 views)
 Tasted by bbcc66 on 9/2/2013 & rated 88 points: Fruity, enjoyable bottle. Good value. (1250 views)
 Tasted by Number51 on 5/18/2013: Already a well drinking red with lots of mocha and creamy coffee flavors accompanied by green bell peppers and pine tree, this somehow isn't working for my taste. Personally, it's about 86 points for the price tag of $17. (1523 views)
 Tasted by MSheargold on 5/5/2013 & rated 90 points: - Crimsom color and aromas of black currant, blackberry and oak. It's overly tannic and has flavours of black currant, cherry, cloves, pepper and oak with a medium body. Satin-Like texture with a long finish. (1497 views)
 Tasted by jackaroo on 4/15/2013 & rated 90 points: Decanted for an hour. Well structured and a darn good value. 90+ (1357 views)
 Tasted by stantheman on 4/1/2013 & rated 91 points: Fruity and smooth on the palette. Delicious for every day. (1264 views)
 Tasted by pkatz on 3/13/2013 & rated 90 points: While unmistakeably Australian, this wine at least shows some elements of its French cousin. Lots of pepper. Excellent value. (1100 views)
 Tasted by mau on 2/7/2013 & rated 89 points: Thick, lovely on the nose as well as in the mouth. Clearly a little brother to the Struie, in a good way (1074 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 1/14/2013 & rated 91 points: Very dark red violet color; appealing, roasted plum, pepper nose; tasty, roasted plum, pepper palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points (1016 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/30/2012 & rated 70 points: This is awful. I'm not sure why Torbreck would even release this. It's vile, tastes of jubes, prunes and rubber; ie. tastes like a cheap nasty wine. Soft non descript tannins with no structure to speak of. What a mess. I opened this last night and had half a glass and left it overnight to see if it improved. It didn't. (1198 views)
 Tasted by startinoz on 11/24/2012 & rated 89 points: It's always unfair when you taste an entry level wine alongside its big brothers. It always tastes thin and lacking in concentration. This is no different. It's a reasonable Barossa shiraz with the usual black fruit characteristic. Being a 2011 red from SA it does have the characteristic black pepper high notes, but much more subtle and complimentory than many of its peers. Competition at this pricepoint is extremely strong. Personally, I would look elsewhere. (1112 views)
 Tasted by PinkMoonWinery on 11/11/2012 & rated 81 points: Tasting at Torbreck (Torbreck Winery): Candy, light ...

I don't really know what else to say... (1317 views)
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (1/14/2013)
(Torbreck Shiraz Woodcutter's) Very dark red violet color; appealing, roasted plum, pepper nose; tasty, roasted plum, pepper palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points  91 points
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