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Wine Spectator90(2018)


James Suckling92(2017)


Wine Spectator90(2017)

Tasting notes
Tasting Notes

A traditional variety that takes great pride in Barossa vineyards, the acidity and medium body of Semillon working well with fine acids, fresh citrus notes of lemon and lime juice and kaffir lime leaf. The palate is tangy with acidity and cleansing to the finish. Either as a fresh young wine or aged for up to 10 years to reveal brioche and lemon curd pastry like notes. The Lemon butter complexities are a real delight from 5-10 years.

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Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994, when he was able to secure a contract for the supply of grapes from a run-down but ancient Shiraz vineyard. He named his wine 'Torbreck' after a forest in Scotland where he worked as a lumberjack.

David managed to raise enough money to share-farm the vineyard, a practice which involves paying the owner a percentage of the market rate for his grapes in return for totally managing the vineyard. This share-farming principle has enabled Torbreck to use fruit from the very best vineyards in the Barossa Valley, which is home to some of the most precious old vines in the world.


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 the Mediterranean climate and careful farming has created a heritage of old, low yielding Semillon vineyards. With the use of an age-old, robust, pink-skinned Madeira clone, found mainly in the Barossa, the Woodcutter’s - Semillon is reminiscent of the savoury white wines found in the central and southern regions of France.