2004 Torbreck Run Rig
Proprietary Blend - 3L
  • WA 99
  • WE 98
  • JD 98
  • JH 96
  • VN 95
  • WS 94

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$695.00

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Reg: $1,095.00

$695.00

In Stock: 4 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2007
The flagship 2004 Run Rig is 96.5% Shiraz and 3.5% Viognier with the Shiraz component aged for 30 months in a mixture of new and used French oak. Yields were a minuscule 14 hl/ha (about 1 ton per acre). Saturated opaque... expand The flagship 2004 Run Rig is 96.5% Shiraz and 3.5% Viognier with the Shiraz component aged for 30 months in a mixture of new and used French oak. Yields were a minuscule 14 hl/ha (about 1 ton per acre). Saturated opaque purple/black it has a remarkably kinky exotic perfume of fresh asphalt pencil lead smoke pepper game blueberry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth the wine is dense and packed with amazing purity sweet tannins and a complex collection of sensory stimuli. The wine demands 10 years of cellaring and will provide hedonistic delights through 2035+. collapse
WE 98
Wine Enthusiast, November 2007
Despite being loaded with complexity—spicy, meaty, savory and vanilla notes all feature in this wine—there’s also explosive fruit. Swirls of blueberry and blackberry flavors are head-spinning and the texture is... expand Despite being loaded with complexity—spicy, meaty, savory and vanilla notes all feature in this wine—there’s also explosive fruit. Swirls of blueberry and blackberry flavors are head-spinning and the texture is compellingly rich and velvety. If that isn’t enough, the finish lasts for minutes. A blend of Shiraz from eight vineyards, all at least 90 years old, plus a tiny proportion (3%) of Viognier. Drink now–2024. collapse
JD 98
jebdunnuck.com, March 2012
The largest scaled in the lineup, with the textbook volatile acidity that I always seem to find in this cuvee, the ’04 Torbreck Run Rig is a behemoth and shows massive aromas of violets, plum, blood, and smoke that give... expand The largest scaled in the lineup, with the textbook volatile acidity that I always seem to find in this cuvee, the ’04 Torbreck Run Rig is a behemoth and shows massive aromas of violets, plum, blood, and smoke that give way to a full-bodied, unctuous, and staggeringly textured Syrah. While not for the faint of heart, this has real balance and depth on the palate, and shows brilliant underlying structure, ripe tannin, and a blockbuster finish. I’m a huge fan and this is up there with the ’01 Run Rig in terms of quality. A blend of the top barrels from different vineyards, this is awesome stuff and do not let any Aussie bias cause you to miss this wine! collapse
JH 96
James Halliday, June 2007
A fragrant and complex bouquet; shiraz, viognier and oak all coalesce in a rich, velvety, mouthfilling and sensuous wine; oak is somewhere in the background. I do wish the Woodcutters had a cork and RunRig the screwcap.
VN 95
Vinous, August 2007
(95% shiraz and 5% viognier) Inky ruby. Hugely aromatic pungent bouquet of dark berries kirsch fresh flowers licorice and minerals. Expansive dark fruit flavors completely suffuse the palate and are brightened by vibrant... expand (95% shiraz and 5% viognier) Inky ruby. Hugely aromatic pungent bouquet of dark berries kirsch fresh flowers licorice and minerals. Expansive dark fruit flavors completely suffuse the palate and are brightened by vibrant notes of fresh flowers and graphite. Wonderfully creamy in texture with no rough edges. Tannins slowly sneak in on the finish adding structure to this dramatically concentrated sappy shiraz. The persistence of fruit here is amazing. -Stephen Tanzer collapse
WS 94
Wine Spectator, September 2007
Firm in texture, this is raw around the edges but very juicy underneath, brimming with blueberry, blackberry and a distinct floral note from the Viognier. The finish lingers effortlessly against fine, crisp tannins... expand Firm in texture, this is raw around the edges but very juicy underneath, brimming with blueberry, blackberry and a distinct floral note from the Viognier. The finish lingers effortlessly against fine, crisp tannins. Shiraz and Viognier. Best from 2010 through 2020. 900 cases made. — HS collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2004
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork