2015 Torbreck 'RunRig' (Shiraz)
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $174.94 (was: $189.94)
"...a Barossa Valley benchmark as well as one of the world’s greatest wine estates." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Whether you're a fan of the best from Australia or the top Syrah efforts of the Northern Rhone, Torbreck's 'RunRig' should be on your radar as it's up there in the pantheon of the world's greatest wines. The Wine Advocate has given Torbreck’s RunRig Shiraz 95 points or better for every vintage that they've reviewed for nearly 20 years. True to form, the 2015 received an impressive 98 points from the publication, which calls it a “tour de force.” Truly a cellar-worthy gem for any serious wine collector!
Its polished structure is what separates it from its Barossa peers, as it retains an elegant freshness and fine tannins on the ultra-long finish. It's new world fruit meets old world style! No wonder Robert Parker has described the wine as “Australia's answer to Marcel Guigal's Cote Rotie La Mouline.”
And it's not just the profile that sets the RunRig apart from its compatriots. Compared to Penfolds Grange or Henschke's Hill of Grace (both $500+ for current release), this Barossa Shiraz seems “like a relative bargain," per the Wine Advocate. Torbreck’s flagship RunRig hails from some of the world’s oldest Syrah vines - some are 120-160 years old (phylloxera never hit here) - yielding wines with such depth and complexity that it’s almost hard to comprehend.
Simply a beautiful wine with serious finesse, this collector's dream does not disappoint. No serious Syrah lover should miss out on this truly special bottling. Our allocation is extremely limited so get some today. Cheers!