JH94Australian Wine Companion - "Part estate, part contract-grown. Strongly coloured, this has more grunt and depth to some of its predecessors, with savoury black fruits occupying centre stage, ripe tannins stationed in the wings to block any escape." V90 Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Opaque ruby. Heady smoky- and spice-accented black and blue fruit scents, with hints of violet and cracked pepper building in the glass. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and cassis flavors plus a hint of floral pastille. This concentrated, energetic Shiraz finishes with silky tannins and a long, fruit-driven finish accented by repeating notes of spices and flowers. This wine makes a great introduction to Torbreck's style at a gentle price." The name Woodcutter's stems from when Torbreck founder David Powell spent several years working in the Scottish Highlands as a lumberjack or woodcutter in the Torbreck forest. Like all Torbreck wines it's sourced from hand harvested and hand tended, low yielding vines. It is then open fermented and gently basket pressed, and aged one fine lees for 12 months in large format seasoned barrels and foudres. Although this wine is constantly praised for being succulent and rich - perhaps the best feature of this wine is it's complexity and texture which are rarely found at this price.