1999 Run Rig Torbreck

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Average critic rating : 98.0 points



There are 800 cases of the 1999 Run Rig, an unfined/unfiltered beauty of remarkable concentration and intensity. This Shiraz cuvee spends 30 months in 100% new French oak, and approximately 3% Viognier is added to the blend just prior to bottling (in contrast to The Descendent, in which 8% Viognier is co-fermented with the Shiraz). The Run Rig is a structured, muscular effort with phenomenal density, dry vintage Port-like concentration, and magnificent notes of smoke, blackberries, cassis, leather, and coffee. A hint of Viognier's sweet marmalade character comes through as the wine sits in the glass. This majestic Shiraz, one of the greatest wines made in the New World, should be cellared for 5-6 years, and drunk over the following 2-3 decades. Robert Parker, Oct 2002



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+. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

Torbreck’s wines are widely regarded as exceptional. Torbreck captures the essence of the finest vineyards in Barossa Valley, home to some of the oldest vines in the world. Blockbusters these are not – Torbreck’s modern-style Australian wines are beautifully elegant and display a superb freshness that pays homage to the Rhone Valley. A low percentage of new oak is used across the range, apart from the super-cuvée The Laird, which was awarded 100 points by the Wine Advocate for the 2005 vintage.

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