Thursday, May 08, 2008

2006 Torbreck Barossa Valley "Woodcutters' SEMILLON" (Australia)

This was a full-flavored, gangly-limbed white, with prominent peppery elements.

Eye: Light brassy gold color.

Nose: Sharp nose at first, but with airing it develops a rich, waxy lanolin character with pepper, as well as buttery pear and banana fruit.

Mouth: Deeply flavored, full-bodied, but soft, with peppery pear, grass, and stone flavors. Long finish.

Score: 88.

Drink or cellar? My experience with full-bodied semillons is that they age pretty well for a white. This one may keep and improve for a year or two, but is pleasurable now.

Price/store: $14.59 at Spec's on Richmond.


anonymouseater said...

The photo is the Woodcutter's Shiraz.

David Powell is one of my favorite winemakers. It is amazing how he can consistently produces intense Shiraz that sell for hundreds of dollars, and still mass produce some good quality inexpensive wines like this and the Woodcutter's Shiraz.

Tom Casagrande said...

Oops. Thanks for the catch. Fixed.