Torbreck Run Rig 6000 2004
Explosively aromatic nose offers the full range of red and black fruits, along with notes of candied violet, cinnamon, mace, star anise and exotic tobacco. Hugely concentrated and velvety but also remarkably precise and energetic, with very pure flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, plum preserve and kirsch Ripe, explosive and deep on the back; as rich and sweet as this is, it's not at all thick or cloying. A real balancing act of power and purity. The tannins are completely buffered by the wine's sheer concentration of fruit. I'd give this at least five years of cellaring to gain in complexity.
Not sure where everyone is getting their percentages, the '04 was 95% Shiraz and 5% Viognier, nevertheless, it is delicioius.
This is a big concentrated Shiraz. I bought 2 cases. It is on our wine list for $295. This is a must try wine for any serious wine drinker. Parker raves over every vintage.
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Inky ruby. Hugely aromatic, pungent bouquet of dark berries, kirsch, fresh flowers, licorice and minerals. Expansive dark fruit flavors completely suffuse the palate and are brightened by vibrant notes of fresh flowers and graphite. Wonderfully creamy in texture, with no rough edges. Tannins slowly sneak in on the finish, adding structure to this dramatically concentrated, sappy shiraz. The persistence of fruit here is amazing.
The flagship 2004 Run Rig is 96.5% Shiraz and 3.5% Viognier with the Shiraz component aged for 30 months in a mixture of new and used French oak. Yields were a minuscule 14 hl/ha (about 1 ton per acre). Saturated opaque purple/black, it has a remarkably kinky, exotic perfume of fresh asphalt, pencil lead, smoke, pepper, game, blueberry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, the wine is dense and packed, with amazing purity, sweet tannins, and a complex collection of sensory stimuli. The wine demands 10 years of cellaring and will provide hedonistic delights through 2035+.
Torbreck RunRig Shiraz / Viognier 2004: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (30 Monate), lagerfähig 15 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Torbreck VintnersRebsorte: 97% Shiraz, 3% ViognierRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein
Firm in texture, this is raw around the edges but very juicy underneath, brimming with blueberry, blackberry and a distinct floral note from the Viognier. The finish lingers effortlessly against fine, crisp tannins. Shiraz and Viognier. Best from 2010 through 2020.
The grapes for this wine are sourced from 7 prime vineyards in the Barossa Valley. This is only made in stellar years and only 220 cases total were even produced. Aged in 60% new wood for 2 years before release and finished with around 3% viognier just as is done in the Côte-Rôtie. Full of heavenly chocolate and berries on the palate.