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[SOLD-OUT] Torbreck Run Rig Shiraz 2003

Robert Parker 99 points!
Robert Parker 99 points!
"The estate's flagship cuvee is the virtually perfect 2003 Run Rig. Made from 8 separate Barossa vineyards (ranging in age from 94 to 158 years), it is primarily Shiraz with 4-5% co-fermented Viognier included in the blend. The wine was aged in French oak of which 60% is new. The sensational, inky/purple-tinged 2003 exhibits a stunningly sweet nose of blackberries, blueberries, litchi nuts, smoked meats, and a hint of apricots. Elegant yet super-powerful, rich, concentrated, and long, it is a tour de force in winemaking as well as a modern classic example of Barossa Shiraz. It should drink well for 20-25 years."

"The Viognier component makes a serious statement, adding an unusual apricot quality to the blueberry, plum and spice flavors. Has a chewy texture, but also a sense of refinement and completeness. Offers shades of nutmeg and pepper as the firm finish rolls on impressively. Shiraz and Viognier. Best from 2009 through 2020."
"Has a muscular sweetness that really impresses. Great result from the vintage. Massed with sweet, fruity fragrance and then drenched with sweet, fruity flavour. Syrupy, grainy, grunty tannin takes it out. Blackberry jam, aniseed, raspberries, dark liquid chocolate. A star of the vintage."
Campbell Mattinson, WineFront.

SA- Barossa Valley
Wine Red - Shiraz