Torbreck, RunRig, Barossa Valley, Australia 2016

$235.00

Torbreck, RunRig, Barossa Valley, Australia 2016

$235.00

RunRig has often drawn comparison with the beautifully fragrant and tautly structured wines produced from the steep slopes of the Northern Rhône Valley’s Appellation of Côte Rôtie.

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“A blend of 98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier made just prior to bottling, the 2016 RunRig is a complete masterpiece. It kicks off with elegant notes of pencil shavings accenting blueberries and blackberries on the nose, then shows incredible, palate-staining intensity of fruit in the mouth. It’s full-bodied, plush and velvety without being unstructured and manages to be fruit-forward yet savory on the long-lasting finish, where it picks up hints of mocha and black olives. This should be drinkable with pleasure throughout its entire two-decade life (it may live longer from cold cellars or in larger formats), but if I were lucky enough to have a bottle or two, I’d try the first one about 10 years out. Scheduled for June 2019 release.”-100WA, 2019-2035

The Highland clans used a ‘RunRig’ system to distribute land amongst their clansmen in a series of widely dispersed holdings. The emphasis was not on any one farm but rather the communal element of the whole. Shiraz from old dry grown vineyards is blended with Viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these individual parcels of fruit, whilst giving the resulting wine a further dimension.

The inaugural RunRig vintage was 1995.  Over the years since, RunRig has become a benchmark of Barossa and Australian Shiraz, and the wine has become a favorite for wine collectors the world over.

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