1999 Torbreck Run Rig

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • WS 95

Reviews for 1999 Torbreck Run Rig

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2002
There are 800 cases of the 1999 Run Rig an unfined/unfiltered beauty of remarkable concentration and intensity. This Shiraz cuvee spends 30 months in 100% new French oak and approximately 3% Viognier is added to the blend... There are 800 cases of the 1999 Run Rig an unfined/unfiltered beauty of remarkable concentration and intensity. This Shiraz cuvee spends 30 months in 100% new French oak and approximately 3% Viognier is added to the blend just prior to bottling (in contrast to The Descendent in which 8% Viognier is co-fermented with the Shiraz). The Run Rig is a structured muscular effort 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. This majestic Shiraz one of the greatest wines made in the New World should be cellared for 5-6 years and drunk over the following 2-3 decades.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2002
Ripe and generous showing impressive density without tremendous weight this Australian red offers concentrated blueberry plum mineral and bittersweet chocolate flavors all of which echo superbly on the well-wrought... Ripe and generous showing impressive density without tremendous weight this Australian red offers concentrated blueberry plum mineral and bittersweet chocolate flavors all of which echo superbly on the well-wrought finish. Promises much with cellaring. Best from 2005 through 2015. 80 cases imported.