International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95($225; 95% shiraz and 5% viognier) Glass-staining violet color. Explosively and seductively perfumed, displaying potent dark berry and floral aromas along with Indian spices, pipe tobacco and incense. Deeply concentrated, ripe blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are framed by silky tannins, picking up suave spices and candied flowers on the back end. This hits every square inch of the palate and lingers endlessly on the finish, with the dark berry and floral qualities repeating. Showing extremely well today, with the fruit strongly to the fore.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: September/October 2008
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95Firm, focused, highly aromatic and packed with flavor, offering floral accents to the dense blackberry, cherry and mineral flavors that linger on the refined finish, where the grip needs cellaring to loosen. Shiraz and Viognier.Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98Torbreck's flagship is the 2005 Run Rig, a 97% Shiraz cuvee sourced from 120- to 160-year-old vines with 3% finished Viognier added before bottling. It spent 30 months in 60% new French oak. Opaque purple/black in color, it has a kinky, exotic bouquet of fresh road tar, smoke, lavender, black pepper, game, blueberry, and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate, the wine is dense, packed, and unevolved. It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of a Chapoutier Hermitage. If it develops as I think it will, it will be a candidate for perfection down the road.Author: Jay Miller
Anonymous | Rating: 98Author: johnmhoward
Self | Rating: 97Drink Dates: 2011-2025Author: CBS Wine
Self | Rating: 95I had this at a winemaker's dinner on 8/14/09. It was FABULOUS with a great bouquet of tobacco, cassis, plum, cherry, pepper, spice and toast. The palate was massive, smooth and well balanced with flavors that followed the nose exactly. It was utterly awesome!Author: Chip
Self | Rating:Parker gave this 98+ points. Motor oil on a moonless night!! This is in my opinion better than The Grange from Penfolds. Enjoy this wine over the next 15 years.Author: ryans
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.
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the -specializing as well as revered zones Clare Valley and . South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 515 bottles owned
- 81 collectors
- Average collector rating: 97
(Out of 81 collectors)