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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Torbreck RunRig (6-liter bottle) 2003
Torbreck RunRig (6-liter bottle) 2003
(search item no. 92529)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $1,400.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 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

Winemaker's Notes:

Please note: This is a 6-liter bottle

"The estate's flagship cuvee is the virtually perfect 2003 RunRig. Made from 8 separate Barossa vineyards (ranging in age from 94 to 158 years), it is primarily Shiraz with 4-5% co-fermented Viognier included in the blend. The wine was aged in French oak of which 60% is new. The sensational, inky/purple-tinged 2003 exhibits a stunningly sweet nose of blackberries, blueberries, litchi nuts, smoked meats, and a hint of apricots. Elegant yet super-powerful, rich, concentrated, and long, it is a tour de force in winemaking as well as a modern classic example of Barossa Shiraz. It should drink well for 20-25 years."
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
99 Points

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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.