2023 Torbreck Woodcutter's Rose
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2023 Torbreck Woodcutter's Rose

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$22. 99
$275.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2024-2026)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Pale salmon orange tinged colour. Pronounced grapefruit, strawberry, blood orange and peach aromas mix with wet slate notes. Beautifully rounded texturally, almost creamy, the savoury palate is blessed with peach, strawberry and blood orange fruits. Some pomegranate and wet stone elements lie underneath. Dry finish with brisk, gently tangy acidity. Concludes long, silky and very tasty.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews....
The 2023 Woodcutter's Rosé pours a pale flamingo/onion skin in the glass and leads with a surprisingly earthy nose; it smells almost reductive, and the response I get is, "Mataro...?" (100%, if you were wondering...) I tend to agree. This is all width and spice, earth and density, with an upper register of mulberry, red apple, sumac, pink peppercorn and poached strawberry. I hate comparisons, but they're handy for context; this has a real Provençal mid-palate—spicy and weighty and fleshy and savory, with a fresh little flick of acid through the finish. It's bone dry but fleshy. Good! Drink 2024-2028.
92 points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate