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Torbreck RunRig Shiraz 2001 750mL

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The RunRig is a structured, muscular wine 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.

Professional Reviews

99/100
The Wine Advocate
Constantly flirting with perfection, the 2001 Run Rig is a worthy successor to the blockbuster, surreal 1998. A blend of 97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier, this is Torbreck's flagship offering. Sadly, there are only 1,500 cases produced. Sourced from old vines, some close to 140 years of age, it is fashioned from four sectors of Barossa - Marananga, Koonunga Hill, Moppa, and Greenock. It spends 30 months in 60% new French oak before being bottled without fining or filtration. The powerful, full-bodied 2001 exhibits aromas of creme de cassis, blackberry liqueur, ink, espresso, graphite, and apricot marmalade. The impression on the palate is one of marvelous richness, expansive texture, a multi-layered skyscraper soaring across the palate with no heaviness. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but give it 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 15-20+ years.
WA, Robert Parker Jr. Issue: #155



98/100
Wine Spectator
Amazingly supple, round and pure, smoothly polished to the point where the tannins almost disappear, but something is supporting the gorgeous blueberry, plum, mineral and subtle spice flavors to let them soar on and on through the extraordinarily long, fleshy finish.
WS, Harvey Steiman Issue: Sep 15 2004



94/100
Wine Companion
Rich, layered and complex black fruits, spice and licorice; excellent texture and structure.
, James Halliday Issue: Feb 2004



93/100
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full medium ruby. Aromatic nose combines black raspberry, cassis, chocolate, pipe tobacco, flowers and fruitcake. Huge, thick and dense, with superripe yet bright flavors of crushed berries complicated by a saline quality. Superconcentrated shiraz with terrific depth and sweetness of flavor. Finishes with sweet tannins and superb persistence. A very impressive shiraz that's kept fresh by a piquant note of cranberry. Particularly strong in the context of the vintage.
ST, Stephen Tanzer Issue: Aug 1 2004



15/20
Jancis Robinson
Blackish crimson. Big and bold and rich. Just too caricature and exaggerated for me. Where is the gentleness of wine here? It's an assault! Though doubtless the style will appeal to some.
JR, Jancis Robinson Issue: Nov 2005
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Overview

The RunRig is a structured, muscular wine 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.

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Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz
Brand RunRig
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2001
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
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Description

The RunRig is a structured, muscular wine 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.

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