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2015 Torbreck RunRig Barossa Valley Shiraz

Barossa Valley

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Our Price: $239.00 / bottle (RRP: $260.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Who would've thought that in the context of Barossa Shiraz, the 2015 RunRig would seem like a relative bargain? It's certainly much less expensive than Grange or Hill of Grace will be when they're released. It's also more approachable in its youth, with enormously appealing aromas of grilled fruit, savory complexities and rich, velvety tannins.'
98 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  • Single Bottles - 750ml.

    Torbreck RunRig, member of the Barossa upperclass, cult wine, huge following and a relative snip when compared to the price of its more well known siblings, Grange and Hill of Grace.

    This vintage is a ripper, audaciously coloured, ripe, perfumed and unctuous. It's a quality Shiraz, drenched with violets, smoked meats, tar, and blue berries.

    The Shiraz from old dry grown Barossa vineyards is blended with Viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these individual parcels of fruit, whilst giving the resulting wine a further dimension.

    Although wonderfully aromatic, RunRig also exhibits a power and latent richness making it more akin to the hugely concentrated wines sourced from the sun drenched hill of Hermitage – the historic home of Syrah and some of the world’s most powerful and longest living wines.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Above average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile. This was followed by a helpful deluge for dry grown vineyards in January 2015. Generally dry for the reminder of vintage, warm days and cool nights created the perfect ripening conditions.

    Each fruit parcel was gently destemmed into open top fermenters and carefully nurtured for 6-7 days on skins. After basket pressing the wine was
    run directly into both new (50%) and 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barriques to complete a natural malolactic fermentation. The wine was then racked after 6 months, but left on fine lees throughout maturation to enhance texture.

    After 30 months the Shiraz components were blended into tank and a bench trial was conducted to determine the final percentage of Viognier.

    VARIETAL: 98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier
    SUB - REGIONS: Lyndoch, Rowland Flat, Greenock, Moppa, Ebenezer.
    HARVEST:19
    February through to 20 March 2015
    pH: 3.64
    ACIDITY: 6.35g/L
    ALCOHOL: 15% Alc/Vol

    TASTING NOTES

    Intense, lifted aromatics of dense cherry plum and dark chocolate all come to the fore with an opulent fruit profile of mulberry and five - spice. A silky textured palate of deep red cherry fruits, clove and licorice all interwoven with hints of sweet spice and cinnamon. The layers and diverse fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with hints of ironstone, anise, blackberry, and pepper all becoming more persistent in the finish. A silky, fragrant RunRig 2015 will certainly reward those with patience.

  • REVIEWS

    'Who would've thought that in the context of Barossa Shiraz, the 2015 RunRig would seem like a relative bargain? It's certainly much less expensive than Grange or Hill of Grace will be when they're released. It's also more approachable in its youth, with enormously appealing aromas of grilled fruit, savory complexities and rich, velvety tannins. Of course, it's full-bodied and concentrated, with the stuffing to age for up to a couple of decades, and it has a long, licorice-tinged finish. Winemaker Ian Hongell, who joined Torbreck from Peter Lehmann, may not have made this wine, but he deserves a lot of credit for the blending and finishing of this tour de force.'
    98 Points - Robert Parker


    'Medium to deep red colour with a faint tinge of purple, the bouquet smoky and tarry, charcoal and charred oak scented. A roasted northern Barossa style bouquet. The wine is full-bodied and rich, big and opulent, with masses of supple tannins and a savoury disposition. Dense, chocolate/mocha and tarry flavours, the palate big and ample and long on the finish. A rich, generous, satisfying drink of red wine. (Southern, middle and northern Barossa vineyards. 20% new oak. 2.5% viognier)'
    95 Points - Huon Hooke



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