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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Torbreck RunRig 2005
Torbreck RunRig 2005
(search item no. 94117)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $199.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 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
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 2005 RunRig, although wonderfully aromatic like its predecessors, is a wine that exhibits so much power and latent richness that it could easily be mistaken for the hugely concentrated wines sourced from the sun drenched hill of Hermitage (the historic home of Syrah and some of the worlds most powerful and longest living wines).

Possessing a dense, saturated, almost ink like hue, the aromas of black raspberries, crème de cassis, smoke, graphite and melted tar soar from the glass. Full bodied with great intensity, amazing freshness and extraordinary concentration, the multi-layered palate displays the fruit purity that only the most fastidious farming can achieve. Hints of homemade marmalade, scorched earth and slow roasted meats later emerge with time in the glass.

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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.