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Torbreck Barossa Valley Woodcutter’s Shiraz 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: GREAT aroma but a disappointing Shiraz with such dominant sweetness.

Producer/Winery: Trobreck Vintners; Marananga, South Australia.

Grape Variety: Shiraz.

Geographic Appellation: Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $18.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Stir fry made with very thin strips of venison steak, bell pepper, onion, carrots, and cauliflower enhanced with flavors of garlic, fresh ginger, and soy sauce; served with steamed rice.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, purple/garnet color with the same color rim. Strong barnyard and plum aromas (with hints of alcohol on every pour). Smooth entry, jammy with a full body and 80-grit texture. Spicy plum, cherry and licorice flavors that had a powerful sweet dusty taste. Any acidity was lost in the juicy sweetness. Lots of round edged tannins that develop into a long tart chocolate finish. Chewy, flavorful, but way to sweet for our palates. GREAT aroma but a disappointing Shiraz with such dominant sweetness.

Torbreck vines growing in Australia's Barossa Valley
Photo from Torbreck.

Comments: Learn more about Torbreck and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 15%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 9 333343 001047

Imported by: Wine Creek; Healdsburg, California.