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1999 Torbreck Shiraz RunRig

  • 99 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 90 JR
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SKU: 59985-1999

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Deep garnet colored, the 1999 RunRig presents an incredible nose with complex and layered aromas of smoked bacon, dried mulberries, kirsch and leather intermingling with sandalwood, anise and potpourri nuances. Medium to full-bodied, this is a very elegant wine with vibrant acid and concentrated fruit, structured with medium levels of grainy tannins through the long and layered finish. It is just beautiful. Drink it now to 2024+.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($150) Dense red-purple color. Heady, highly concentrated peppery aroma steeped in dense, dark plum and cassis and backed by assertive yet harmonious oak notes of cedar, chocolate and vanilla. Robust and very concentrated yet finely tuned; dripping with layered, juicy, essence-like dark shiraz fruits and wrapped in velvety but firm tannins. Shows a polished but perhaps slightly raw influence of new oak. (Best Connect, Aspen, CO)
    Author: Jeremy Oliver
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Chosen to show the developments in Barossa, eg single vineyards. Dave Powell made wine at Rockford, which, like Brokenwood, was like a wine school to many winemakers. Shiraz and 3% Viognier. 80- to 125-year-old dry-grown vineyards located on the western ridge of the Barossa. Batch vinification in open concrete fermenters. US oak for the pressings. Rest matured in 40% new French oak. Broke the stereotypes of Barossa in their aromatic profile.Very deeply coloured. Some menthol, maybe even lavender. Perfumed and floral. Rich and spicy and full and very rich in the mouth. Scented but sill has chocolate-like tannins. Dry, dark firm, dense and powerful but not overbearing. Elegant in a big style. Moreish but may be too big for some foods? (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Ripe and generous, showing impressive density without tremendous weight, this Australian red offers concentrated blueberry, plum, mineral and bittersweet chocolate flavors, all of which echo superbly on the well-wrought finish. Promises much with cellaring. 80 cases imported.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
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    Author: Friedrich L
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    going incredibly strong. the aromas jump out of the glass.
    Author: MikeA
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Purple in color. High rim variation. Medium legs. Blueberry, Coffee, Black Pepper. Blackberry, Plum, Coffee. Medium/Full bodied. Round texture. Medium finish.
    Author: rcl
Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. Although located in Australia's Barossa Valley, the name comes from a forest in Scotland where Powell previously worked as a lumberjack before becoming a winemaker. Torbreck's production is centered around the classic Barossa Valley varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre), and the winemaking philosophy is based on David's love for the wines of France's Rhone Valley. Along with many intensely flavored red wines blended from old-vine Shiraz and Grenache, Torbreck also produces white wines from Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 397 bottles owned
  • 111 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 111 collectors)