Wine Spectator | Rating: 95Big, broad and generous, this is a towering presence, layering sharply focused blackberry, dark plum, cherry and exotic spice flavors atop polished tannins. Has tremendous power and persistence. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2030. 450 cases made. — HSDrink Dates: 2015-2030Author: Harvey SteimanIssue: Nov 30, 2015
Wine Advocate | Rating: 99I feel like the consistency and quality of Torbreck's flagship wine has only increased over time. The 2012 RunRig is gorgeously floral and vibrant, with concentrated red berries, characteristic weight and intensity on the palate and supple, silky tannins. It's delicious now, but it should age gracefully through at least 2035.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2035Author: Joe CzerwinskiIssue: 238
Vinous | Rating: 94Bright purple. Smoke- and spice-accented black and blue fruits, vanilla, incense and potpourri on the deeply perfumed nose. Plush, seamless and broad, offering palate-staining blueberry, boysenberry and fruitcake flavors and a repeating vanilla quality. Decidedly rich but graceful as well, showing surprising litheness and cut thanks to juicy acidity. Displays superb energy and clarity on the strikingly persistent, fruit-driven finish, which is framed and firmed by dusty, slow-building tannins. With a bit more time in bottle to stretch out, this extremely young wine may yet match the superb 2010 in quality.Drink Dates: 2023 - 2032Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: Mar 2016
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
- 167 bottles owned
- 18 collectors