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2003 Torbreck RunRig Barossa Valley (750ml)
Producer: Torbreck Vintners torbreck.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz - Viognier
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$255.00
Description: #395 of 480 made
Tasting Notes:
tasted: August 29, 2006 , Alyson Dutch
5 stars "Color: dark; Aromas: woody; Sweetness: medium dry; Finish: very persistent; Loved this wine...get more."
rated: September 30, 2006 , Robert Parker (WA)
99 points "97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier" Best -2031
rated: October 15, 2006 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
94 points "The 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. –HS" Best 2009-2020
rated: October 22, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
99 points "The 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." Best 2006-2031