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Torbreck RunRig Barossa Shiraz 2002 750 mL

$660.00 $400.00 Sale

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Private Sale- priced per LOT inc. GST (if applicable) and commission.

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  • Lot #13458655
  • Actual Bottles Pictured
  • $400 per bottle
  • Zero Ullage, Perfect Labels
  • Cork Closure
  • 99 Points RPJ
  • Professionally Cellared
  • 14.5% abv
  • Sold /Priced as a 1 Bottle Pack

  • Robert Parker 99/100
  • Jeremy Oliver 92/100
  • Wine Spectator 93/100
Torbreck's flagship wine, 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. 'The Highland clans used a "runrig" system to distribute land amongst their clansmen in a series of widely dispersed holdings. The emphasis not on any one farm, but rather the communal element of the whole. Shiraz from old dry grown vineyards is blended with viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these individual parcels of fruit, whilst giving the resulting wine a further dimension'. David Powell Notes sourced from torbreck.com
Robert Parker 99 points
David Powell, unquestionably one of the world's finest wine producers, has an uncanny ability to discover old vine Barossa vineyards, and then secure long term contracts for their fruit. It is amazing that such high quality sources have not already been plucked by Australia's giant wine corporations. Torbreck's wines continue to get better and better, combining the old vine ripe fruit of Barossa with a European sensitivity to elegance and balance. The 2002 Run Rig (97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier aged in 100% new French oak) represents the essence of old vine Barossa fruit. Extraordinarily opulent and rich, but playing it closer to the vest than the 2001, it gets my nod as one of the most remarkable wines made in either the Southern or Northern Hemisphere. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a sumptuous bouquet of apricots, honeysuckle, black raspberries, blackberries, licorice, and a hint of roasted meats. The wood has been soaked up by the wine's extraordinary concentration. Fashioned from four sectors of Barossa (Maranaga, Koonunga Hill, Moppa, and Greenock), it spent 30 months in primarily new oak, and was bottled without fining or filtration. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020+. Wine Advocate #161 (Oct 2005) Robert Parker
Jeremy Oliver 92 points
" A rich, forward and sumptuous wine revealing much of the complexity and finesse associated with this label, but perhaps also the results of excessive hang time. There's genuine delicacy and perfume about the highly spiced, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg-like aromas of dark berries, cherries and cassis. There's also a whiff of jamminess, but some finely integrated chocolate/vanilla oak. Up-front and quite concentrated, the palate lacks its customary vitality and length. Its pleasing core of fruit reveals plenty of evidence of sound winemaking."
Jeremy Oliver, OnWine
Wine Spectator 93 points
"Feels a bit reticent, with a shy range of aromas and tightly packed blueberry, plum and cherry flavors that pop right through the finish, extending into a long, generous aftertaste. Tightly wound now; needs cellaring. Shiraz and Viognier. Best from 2009 through 2020."
HS, www.winespectator.com

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