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Torbreck Run Rig Proprietary Blend Wine 2010

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Deep garnet-black with a hint of purple to the color the 2010 RunRig taunts at first with a slightly closed nose before it engages with subtle kirsch preserved plum dried mulberry and Christmas cake notes intermingled with hints of violets cinnamon stick mocha and game. Full-bodied rich and incredibly concentrated the palate astonishes with incredible poise for such a big style as it perfectly balances the wine

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Torbreck Vintners:
Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. The roots go back to 1992 when Dave, who was then working at Rockford, began to discover and clean up a few sections of dry-grown old vines. Near lifeless, he nurtured them back to health and was rewarded with small parcels of fruit that he made into wine. Dave was able to secure a contract for the supply of grapes from a run-down but an... Read more
Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. The roots go back to 1992 when Dave, who was then working at Rockford, began to discover and clean up a few sections of dry-grown old vines. Near lifeless, he nurtured them back to health and was rewarded with small parcels of fruit that he made into wine. Dave was able to secure a contract for the supply of grapes from a run-down but ancient Shiraz vineyard. He managed to raise enough money to share-farm the vineyard, a practice which involves paying the owner a percentage of the market rate for his grapes in return for totally managing the vineyard. This share-farming principle has enabled Torbreck to use fruit from the very best vineyards in the Barossa Valley, which is home to some of the most precious old vines in the world. In 1995 Dave crushed three tonnes of grapes and fermented them into wine in a shed on his 12-hectare Marananga property. He named his wine 'Torbreck' after a forest in Scotland where he worked as a lumberjack. The Torbreck endeavour is based around the classic Barossa Valley varietals of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro, and a love for the wines of France's Rhone Valley. Dave loves the intense, rich, Rhone-like flavours that come from old-vines and the fact that Shiraz and Grenache are the mainstay red grapes of the Northern and Southern Rhone often draws comparison. Torbreck doesn't only make red wines though, we have Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne planted on our winery block which we have blended to make a white wine for the last 2 years. In July 2002 the historic Hillside property was acquired by Torbreck. Situated in Lyndoch, it is one of the original Barossa properties. Vast and picturesque it contains some magnificent old and ancient vineyards that will further our source of premium quality fruit. The Hillside property contains a wonderful native ecosystem that supports a myriad of flora and fauna. Dave hopes to turn it into a nature reserve in the future that will be open to visits. In June 2003 at the finish of vintage, we opened our cellar-door for sales. An original settlers hut, it has been lovingly restored and provides a personal touch and some Barossa warmth whilst you taste our wines. It is open daily and we welcome any visits. In the middle of 2008 a long term vision of Dave Powell's will reach completion. A new winery and administration facility will have been completed on land acquired from a next door neighbour. This will enable our grapes to be made into wine using the best availble equipment and then bottled 'on the estate' using our own bottling line. Finally we have complete control of all aspects of production which will see a new benchmark of wine quality established by us in the Barossa Valley. Read less

External Reviews for Torbreck Run Rig Proprietary Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/12/2014

Deep garnet-black with a hint of purple to the color the 2010 RunRig taunts at first with a slightly closed nose before it engages with subtle kirsch preserved plum dried mulberry and Christmas cake notes intermingled with hints of violets cinnamon stick mocha and game. Full-bodied rich and incredibly concentrated the palate astonishes with incredible poise for such a big style as it perfectly balances the wine


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

This is larger than life super concentrated black-fruited dark and essency shiraz befitting of maker David Powell; whilst the concentration is staggering the underlying tannins and freshness provides length complexity and interest. Make no mistake this is big end of town take no prisoners old vine shiraz pushed to the limit. James Halliday.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

Inky purple. Displays room-filling scents of dark fruit preserves oak spices violet pastille cola and licorice with a cracked pepper nuance adding lift. Deeply concentrated boysenberry and cassis flavors reach every corner of the palate and show superb energy and clarity for their power. Intensely perfumed and appealingly sweet on the finish which features substantial but integrated tannins and persistent floral and fruitcake qualities. Built for the long haul no question but there s


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

Polished ripe and seamless playing out its layers and layers of dark berry cherry black olive and spice flavors on a rich supple frame. The finish picks up mint and cream notes as it lingers effortlessly. A study in depth and opulence. Shiraz. Drink now through 2025. From Australia.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 11/14/2013

A very fragrant bouquet attests to the influence of viognier which also may be part of the reason why the palate does not show the high alcohol and is simply supple and velvety even showing a hint of spice. Shiraz. James Halliday.



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