Torbreck, RunRig, 2005

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Torbreck, RunRig, 2005

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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  • Case of 6
£140.00
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£140.00

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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 96.5%, Viognier 3.5% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Winemaker: David Powell Optimum Drinking: 2017-2040 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102478 Alcohol: 14.5%
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

“Torbreck’s flagship is the 2005 Run Rig, a 97% Shiraz cuvee sourced from 120- to 160-year-old vines with 3% finished Viognier added before bottling. It spent 30 months in 60% new French oak. Opaque purple/black in color, it has a kinky, exotic bouquet of fresh road tar, smoke, lavender, black pepper, game, blueberry, and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate, the wine is dense, packed, and unevolved. It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of a Chapoutier Hermitage. If it develops as I think it will, it will be a candidate for perfection down the road." eRobertParker.com

“Has all the expected vibrancy and complexity of flavour in this wine; rounded and velvety fruit sweetness (not residual sugar) backed by ripe tannins and just the right amount of oak.” James Halliday

“Torbreck, under the leadership of owner/winemaker David Powell, remains a Barossa Valley benchmark as well as one of the world’s greatest wine estates.” eRobertParker.com