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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Torbreck RunRig (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
Torbreck RunRig (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
(search item no. 123542)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $429.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The delightful aromatics are released as soon as the wine is de-corked, with layers of raspberries, apricots and creme de cassis cloaking subtle hints of black olive and cherry. A dark, rich and concentrated palate flows from black fruits into brooding anise and dark chocolate and is bound by tight, grainy tannin. This wine possesses a multitude of different facets and nuances that will constantly change and evolve.

Although extremely intense, the wine's power is cloaked within its balance and concentration, surging forth as an expansive sensation - the way only the greatest wines can. The 2009 RunRig will greatly reward those with patience.

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About Torbreck:

Torbreck, founded in 1994 by David Powell, is situated at Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa. Since that time he has produced some of the world?s finest 'Rhone varietal' wines, exclusively from Barossa fruit; this has been acknowledged by the wine press in Europe, America and Australia. The overwhelming majority of his vines are dry-grown, nearly all are 80 - 125 years old and are tended and harvested by hand.

The wines have an extraordinary combination of power, intesity, complexity and great finesse, and bearing in mind the age of the vines and the laughably low yields, no Torbreck wine could ever be accused of being heavy, cloying or over-extracted.