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Torbreck RunRig Shiraz 2015 (Barossa Valley)

Torbreck RunRig Shiraz 2015 (Barossa Valley)

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The Torbreck RunRig Shiraz 2015 vintage is crimson and deep purple in colour with cherry plum, dark chocolate, mulberry and five-spice with savoury tones. Full bodied, firm tannins that interplay with a generous, silky, textural mid-palate weight. The finish is firm and persistent. Cellar for 15 to 20 years.

"Destemmed, open-fermented, 7 days on skins, matured for 30 months in French barriques (50% new) before blending trials determined 2% of viognier be blended in. One of the classic Torbreck wines, with the added benefits of the '15 vintage. It is a gorgeously deep pool of supple, mouthfilling/watering fruit flavours (impossible, I know, but it is). Seduction clinically confronts and comforts the consumer. Black fruits, licorice and a shaft of dark chocolate, plus oak, do the business."
97 Points - James Halliday, Halliday's Wine Companion, 30th June 2021

Wine Specifications

Variety: Shiraz

Size: 750mL

Region: Barossa

ABV: 15%

Vintage: 2015

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Winery & Vintage Info

The Highland clans used a ‘RunRig’ system to distribute land amongst their clansmen in a series of widely dispersed holdings. The emphasis was not on any one farm but rather the communal element of the whole. Shiraz from old dry grown vineyards is blended with Viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these individual parcels of fruit, whilst giving the resulting wine a further dimension.

Above average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile, which was followed by a helpful deluge of rain for dry grown vineyards in January 2015. Generally dry for the remainder of vintage, warm days and cool nights created the perfect ripening conditions.

Intense, lifted aromatics of dense cherry plum and dark chocolate all come to the fore with an opulent fruit profile of mulberry and five-spice. A silky textured palate of deep red cherry fruits, clove and liquorice all interwoven with hints of sweet spice and cinnamon. The layers and diverse fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with hints of ironstone, anise, blackberry, and pepper all becoming more persistent in the finish. This silky, fragrant RunRig will certainly reward those with patience. Winery Notes

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