2005 Torbreck Run Rig

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 98
  • WS 95
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2005 Torbreck Run Rig

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
Torbreck's flagship is the 2005 Run Rig a 97% Shiraz cuvee sourced from 120- to 160-year-old vines with 3% finished Viognier added before bottling. It spent 30 months in 60% new French oak. Opaque purple/black in color it... Torbreck's flagship is the 2005 Run Rig a 97% Shiraz cuvee sourced from 120- to 160-year-old vines with 3% finished Viognier added before bottling. It spent 30 months in 60% new French oak. Opaque purple/black in color it has a kinky exotic bouquet of fresh road tar smoke lavender black pepper game blueberry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate the wine is dense packed and unevolved. It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of a Chapoutier Hermitage. If it develops as I think it will it will be a candidate for perfection down the road. Torbreck under the leadership of owner/winemaker David Powell remains a Barossa Valley benchmark as well as one of the world's leading wine estates.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2008
Firm focused highly aromatic and packed with flavor offering floral accents to the dense blackberry cherry and mineral flavors that linger on the refined finish where the grip needs cellaring to loosen. Shiraz and... Firm focused highly aromatic and packed with flavor offering floral accents to the dense blackberry cherry and mineral flavors that linger on the refined finish where the grip needs cellaring to loosen. Shiraz and Viognier. Best from 2011 through 2017. -HS
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2008
Glass-staining violet color. Explosively and seductively perfumed displaying potent dark berry and floral aromas along with Indian spices pipe tobacco and incense. Deeply concentrated ripe blackcurrant and bitter cherry... Glass-staining violet color. Explosively and seductively perfumed displaying potent dark berry and floral aromas along with Indian spices pipe tobacco and incense. Deeply concentrated ripe blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are framed by silky tannins picking up suave spices and candied flowers on the back end. This hits every square inch of the palate and lingers endlessly on the finish with the dark berry and floral qualities repeating. Showing extremely well today with the fruit strongly to the fore.