Torbreck RunRig 2006
from Barossa Valley, Australia
ratings pedigree (past vintages):
Made from a blend of 92% Shiraz & 8% Viognier from a single vineyard planted with cuttings from one of the old Run Rig vineyards. Aroma of dried ripe apricots, blackberry, vanilla and spice with violet end note showing strong perfumed lift. Explosive palate, excellent weight and mouthfeel, with flavors of white and black pepper, dried apricots, blackberry and dark chocolate.
alcohol by volume:
"The flagship 2006 Run Rig is a blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Viognier. A saturated purple color, it sends up a complex bouquet of cigar box, Asian spices, incense, bacon, plum, and blueberry. On the palate it admirably combines power and elegance. Layers of succulent fruit are nicely complemented by the wine’s generous framework. Another 4-6 years of cellaring should fill it out with style.
The Wine Advocate
"Glass-staining ruby. Heady aromas of black raspberry, blueberry pie, potpourri, sandalwood and patchouli, with a strong mineral quality adding urgency. Completely stains the palate with deep black and blue fruit flavors but possesses uncanny energy, picking up smoky mineral and Asian spice nuances with air. At once creamy and nervy; this hits every corner of the palate. The floral element returns on the finish, which features sappy boysenberry and candied licorice qualities and leaves nervy spice and mineral notes behind. Where are the tannins? Offers an extraordinary combination of concentration, power and elegance."
International Wine Cellar
"A very fragrant bouquet attests to the influence of viognier, which also may be part of the reason why the palate does not show the high alcohol, and is simply supple and velvety, even showing a hint of spice. Shiraz.
Australian Wine Companion
"For all of this wine's warmth, it's not overly weighty, instead delivering raspberry jam flavors tinged with cracked pepper and slightly herbal or floral notes. No sharp edges, no drying tannins, just a mouthfeel of pleasure, ending in hints of espresso and dark chocolate. Drink now-2018."
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