Torbreck RunRig

Barossa Valley, Australia   |  Smooth Red   |  Shiraz, Viognier   |  2018
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TORB-RURI-2018
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Delivery November 2021

The RunRig has often drawn comparison with the beautiful fragrant and tautly structured wines produced form the steep slopes of the Northern Rhone Valley's appellation of Cote Rotie.

Complex and lifted aromatics of dense black fruits such as blackberries, satsuma plum and black cherry complimented with dark chocolate, cacao been and liquorice. The opulent mouthfeel, liveliness, and vibrancy is a real standout on a plush and velvety textured palate structure. The complex layers and fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with firm but drying tannins seamlessly balanced with long acid and statuesque posture and length..

"Torbreck's 2018 RunRig needs a bit of air right now, as the nose and palate truly open up and expand after a while in the glass. Unlike some vintages, it's rather tight and cedary upon first pour, then relaxes to reveal hints of stone fruit, blueberries, cherries, pastry crust and baking spices. In the mouth, it's full-bodied and concentrated, richly textured and marked by ripe tannins, which leave behind a velvety, mouth-coating finish tinged with licorice and dark berries. While approachable now—and even damn enjoyable—it deserves another several years in the cellar. Drink the 2018 Descendant while waiting." 99 pts, Joe Czerwinski, WA

"Very deep red/purple colour, with a more reserved bouquet of black fruits, dark chocolate and licorice, the latter coming through more strongly on the palate. It's full-bodied and richly-flavoured, with ample tannins that run the full length of the palate leaving a cleansing but balanced after-grip. Superb intensity, line and length; not a blockbuster but full-bodied and beautifully modulated. Lots of chocolate-mocha and blackberry on the finish. A cracker of a wine and a very stylish RunRig." 98 pts, Huon Hooke

"A really complex wine already, this has aromas of blackberry, tar and dried spice, as well as blueberry and gentle, herbal edges. The essence-like blackberries and dark plums are delivered in a rich, full-flavored style. Great old-vine shiraz from a stunning vintage. Try from 2026." 98 pts, James Suckling

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  GrowerTorbreck Vintners
  Custom Stock StatusPre-Order
  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondIn Bond
  Vintage2018
  CountryAustralia
  RegionBarossa Valley
  GrapeShiraz, Viognier
  Wine TypeRed wines
  Wine StyleSmooth Red
  WinemakingSustainable farming
  OakStrongly Oaked
  DrinkabilityLay down
  SweetnessDry
  Abv15%

Torbreck Vintners

From lumberjack to star winemaker in the Barossa Valley

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