2013 Torbreck Run Rig
Barossa Valley, South Australia
98+ WA; 96 WS
$188.99 as part of a mixed case.
2 bottles available.
"The 2013 Vintage was set up by low spring rainfall and a relatively volatile flowering period resulting in a low fruit set coming into the summer months. Vintage took place a month earlier than 2012 with most vineyards picked by the end of March – it was the earliest finish to vintage in living memory.
Yields were generally below average but the overall quality was excellent providing rich colour along with a near perfect balance of acidity and tannin.
Intense, lifted aromatics are released as soon as the wine is opened; dark cherry crème de cassis and hints of nutmeg all come to the fore with an underlying opulent fruit profile of black olive, cassis and plum. A dark, rich and silky palate with deep red cherry fruits, clove, lavender & licorice all interwoven with hints of sweet spice and cinnamon. The layers and diverse fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with anise, hints of almond, earth, blackberry and pepper all becoming more apparent as the wine evolves in the glass.
A rich, opulent RunRig 2013 will certainly reward those with patience."
"97.5% Shiraz, 2.5% Viognier. Each of the eight parcels of fruit were gently de-stemmed into both wooden & concrete open top fermenters where they were carefully nurtured for 6-7 days on skins. After basket pressing, the wine was run directly into both new and old French barriques where they spent 30 months with one racking. 15.5% alc."
"98+ pts ... Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Run Rig has a tantalizingly exotic nose of cloves, fenugreek, star anise and cassia with a core of mulberries, baked blackberries and blueberry preserves plus hints of potpourri and dusty earth. The full-bodied palate is multi-layered with tons of spices and berry preserves notes, supported by firm yet velvety tannins and finishing with incredible length and depth. This is a very impressive RunRig."
"96 pts ... Tremendous, opening up with chocolate and cream details, offering wild raspberry and cherry flavors that expand to detailed notes of nutmeg, licorice and dried rose petal. Lingers on a smooth, velvety body. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2030."
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