Case Price: $1,434.00 (6 x 750ml)
|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.
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.
'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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