Torbreck, RunRig, 2003

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Torbreck, RunRig, 2003

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 97%, Viognier 3% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: David Powell Optimum Drinking: 2017-2024 Reviewer Rating: 99 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 101734
Estate Notes

Torbreck's RunRig is the estate's flagship wine, made from extremely old vines from eight separate premium Barossa plots.

The RunRig combines the sheer fruit intensity of some of the finest Shiraz vines of the Barossa with European elegance - the small percentage of Viognier adding real vitality - and hence the best of both worlds.

Torbreck is named after a forest in Scotland where winemaker David Powell once worked as a lumberjack.

Reviews

"The estate’s flagship cuvee is the virtually perfect 2003 Run Rig. Made from 8 separate Barossa vineyards (ranging in age from 94 to 158 years), it is primarily Shiraz with 4-5% co-fermented Viognier included in the blend. The wine was aged in French oak of which 60% is new. The sensational, inky/purple-tinged 2003 exhibits a stunningly sweet nose of blackberries, blueberries, litchi nuts, smoked meats, and a hint of apricots. Elegant yet super-powerful, rich, concentrated, and long, it is a tour de force in winemaking as well as a modern classic example of Barossa Shiraz.” eRobertParker.com

“Deep colour and hue; highly fragrant, spiced blackberry aromas; the intensity of flavour hits the mouth like a gale, the inbuilt tannins neither hard nor dry. Controlled oak.” James Halliday, The Australian Wine Companion