Torbreck "Run Rig" Shiraz 2017 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [WA 98]

Torbreck "Run Rig" Shiraz 2017
(Barossa Valley, Australia) - [WA 98]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Intense, lifted aromatics of dense blueberries and blackberries dark chocolate all come to the fore with an opulent profile of mulberry plum and five-spice. A plush and velvety textured palate of red cherry and stone fruits, clove all interwoven with hints of dark chocolate. The complex layers and fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with hints of ironstone, anise, blackberry and pepper all becoming more persistent in the finish. This densely textured Run Rig will certainly reward those with patience.

Tasting Notes:

  • Color: Deep Garnet
  • Aroma: A more aromatic vintage with lifted florals, red and black fruits and earthy savoury complex undertones. Mulberry, plum, boysenberry, licorice, game meats and cocoa.
  • Palate: Medium to full bodied, gently caressing the palate with a long, athletic structure and depth. The gentle tannins will preserve the wine for the long term whilstthe texture is enveloping and well balanced by fruit weight.


Technical Information

Vintage Notes: After a cold and rainy winter in 2016, the Barossa had one of its wettest springs on record, replenishing sub-soil moisture and setting the vineyards up for a healthy summer. Mild conditions during veraison and light rains in January and February 2017, were followed by an extended warm, dry Indian summer, creating perfect ripening conditionsthrough to April 2017. An outstanding vintage producing bright, aromatic whites and intense, well-structured reds.

30 months on new (50%), second fill and third fill French oak barriques, completing a natural malolactic fermentation in barrel and resting on fine lees throughout maturation to enhance texture

Varietal Composition:
98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier

Ratings & Reviews

98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"As usual, the 2017 RunRig is approximately 2% Viognier. It spent almost 30 months in oak, 40% of which was new. Hints of peach or apricot appear on the nose, alongside notes of hickory smoke, cherries and baking spices. It's full-bodied and concentrated but supple and silky enough to seem lighter in the mouth, showing tremendous length and elegance on the finish, where it adds nuances of cinnamon and cocoa." - Joe Czerwinski (27th Nov 2019)