Torbreck RunRig 2003 3L

$1,299.99

SKU 85

3L

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Runrig is a structured, muscular wine with phenomenal density, dry vintage port-like concentration and magnificent notes of smoke, blackberries, cassis, leather and coffee. A hint of Viognier's sweet marmalade character comes through as the wine sits in the glass. A true "Vin de Garde" to reward those with the patience to cellar it.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Brand Torbreck
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 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. It should drink well for 20-25 years.

Robert Parker, October 2006
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Wine SpectatorThe Viognier component makes a serious statement, adding an unusual apricot quality to the blueberry, plum and spice flavors. Has a chewy texture, but also a sense of refinement and completeness. Offers shades of nutmeg and pepper as the firm finish rolls on impressively. Shiraz and Viognier. Best from 2009 through 2020. 450 cases imported.

Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2006