Torbreck, RunRig, 1996

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Torbreck, RunRig, 1996

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia





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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 96.5%, Viognier 3.5% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: David Powell Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Code: 102399 Alcohol: 14.5% Fill Level: Good level – approx. 1.5cms below cork. Label Quality: Slight marks to front and back labels; slight chips to top wax seal capsules
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.


“The sensational 1996 Run Rig is a youthful wine that exhibits notes of sweet kirsch liqueur, blackberries, apricots, flowers, and a subtle smokiness. Tasting more like a Rhone Valley Cote Rotie than a Barossa Shiraz, it is full-bodied and opulent with some light tannins to be resolved. It should last for another decade or more.”

“Excellent, deep red-purple. There is voluminous rich, concentrated and lusciously ripe, chocolate-accented fruit on both bouquet and palate. The latter is crammed with luscious fruit and oak, and will certainly repay those who lock the wine away for ten years or more.” James Halliday