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1999 Torbreck RunRig Barossa Valley (750ml)
Producer: Torbreck Vintners torbreck.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz - Viognier
Maturity: Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$130.00
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rated (2001 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 15, 2004 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
99 points "Constantly flirting with perfection, the 2001 Run Rig is a worthy successor to the blockbuster, surreal 1998. A blend of 97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier, this is Torbreck’s flagship offering. Sadly, there are only 1,500 cases produced. Sourced from old vines, some close to 140 years of age, it is fashioned from four sectors of Barossa – Marananga, Koonunga Hill, Moppa, and Greenock. It spends 30 months in 60% new French oak before being bottled without fining or filtration. The powerful, full-bodied 2001 exhibits aromas of creme de cassis, blackberry liqueur, ink, espresso, graphite, and apricot marmalade. The impression on the palate is one of marvelous richness, expansive texture, a multi-layered skyscraper soaring across the palate with no heaviness. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but give it 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 15-20+ years." Best 2006-2024
rated (2002 vintage, 750ml bottle) : July 12, 2005 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
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. 1,500 cases made. (HS)" Best 2009-2020
tasted (2003 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 29, 2006 , Alyson Dutch
5 stars "Color: dark; Aromas: woody; Sweetness: medium dry; Finish: very persistent; Loved this wine...get more."