2005 Torbreck Run Rig
Proprietary Blend - 6L
  • WA 98
  • JD 98
  • WS 95
  • VN 95
  • JS 93

Reg: $1,695.00

$1,475.00

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ETA: May. 2020

Reg: $1,695.00

$1,475.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 1 btls
ETA: May. 2020

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
(98+ points) 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... (98+ points) 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.- JSM
JD 98
jebdunnuck.com, May 2009
(96-98 points) Unbelievably rich and decadent, the 2005 Torbreck Run Rig shows bright, slightly volatile aromas of dark fruit, meat, blood, campfire, chocolate and sweet oak. The slight volatile notes detract but the... (96-98 points) Unbelievably rich and decadent, the 2005 Torbreck Run Rig shows bright, slightly volatile aromas of dark fruit, meat, blood, campfire, chocolate and sweet oak. The slight volatile notes detract but the overall size and intensity here is something. On the palate, the wine is perfect with full body, massive fruit, stunning balance and precision, perfect structure and a long, long finish.
WS 95
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. 1,200 cases made. — HS
VN 95
Vinous, September 2008
(95% shiraz and 5% viognier) 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... (95% shiraz and 5% viognier) 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. -- Josh Raynolds
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, February 2011
** Pure velvet texture in the mouth. Owner David Powell makes quintessential reds from Australia's Barossa Valley. Intense aromas of tar, blackberries and sweet tobacco follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins... ** Pure velvet texture in the mouth. Owner David Powell makes quintessential reds from Australia's Barossa Valley. Intense aromas of tar, blackberries and sweet tobacco follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink and enjoy. SAQ Website/Find the wine
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2005