Aromas of almond, honeysuckle and mild citrus lead into a complex palate with layers of ripe fruit. Malolactic fermentation has imparted a buttery texture. Drink it with richer, asian influenced seafood dishes.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 90 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Fruit from older vines (80yo) is aged in older French oak, the newer components (30/40yo) are stainless steel-fermented. Very considerable colour development; a rich, textured and complex wine on the palate, with volumes of ripe fruit flavours. Go for it without delay."
From the Winery
Semillon has always found a natural home in the Barossa. It was one of the early white wine grape varieties planted by the first settlers around 160 years ago and so the Barossa is blessed with a heritage of old, low yielding Semillon vineyards. At Torbreck, Semillon is fermented in both stainless steel and seasoned French barriques. Torbreck Woodcutters Semillon is not unlike the white wines found in the central and southern regions of France. This is due largely to the use of the Madeira (more robust and pink skinned) clone of Semillon, grown widely in the Barossa Valley.
Although not typically lemony, this wine exhibits more complex aromas of smoked almonds and honeysuckle as well as buttery textures from the natural malolactic fermentation. The palate displays a spicy mineral flintiness with exotic fruit flavours.
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WBW Rating: 91/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: David Powell
Drink now until: 2018
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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