Red

1999 Torbreck RunRig

Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 48

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: 94 points

    March 21, 2020 - Pristine bottle, cork disintegrated on opening. Last tasted on Christmas Eve 2007. The fragrant, smoky nose retains all of its complexity in a more subtle way, with beautiful lift from the Viognier; the palate has simmered down too, and has traded its youthful richness and exuberance for a more restrained and gentle character, with delicate grip from sandy tannins and well-integrated, fresh acidity; the finish displays the Viognier element of the wine, with touches of apricot, length is very good. Fully mature.

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  • Ayanami Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 21, 2020 - Cork disintegrated on opening but it looks like it did it's job: hint of raisin on the nose but still heavy black fruits. Fine sandy sediment, so still some tannin but quite soft. 20 minutes in the decanter takes the edge off and we're left with a smooth, silky wine. Lots of cassis (to the point of being slightly jammy) and great length.

  • chatters wrote:

    November 26, 2019 - Last Tuesday Supper Club (One Penny Red, Summer Hill): Big baked black fruit but alcohol more controlled, for me, than on the Meshach, plenty of sweet spice and a slight jubey note, a little mint as well. in the mouth it's juicy, fleshy, that black fruit still very large offsetting slightly chalky tannins but this is nicely balanced and, on this tasting, still quite primary. Good.

  • skurtz Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 23, 2019 - Decanted for an hour, our second wine of the night. Gorgeous soft nose of minerals and black fruit, on the palate too. Nice heft and mouthfeel, velvety. Smooth. My second favorite wine of the night, at Varka, with spicy lobster. My favorite was a '96 barolo which had greater subtlety, but this Run Rig was just as delicious.

  • pgm wrote: flawed

    September 29, 2019 - Well that sucks. Corked.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    7/8/2009 (link)

    (Torbreck, RunRig Shiraz/Viognier Barossa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The WINEFRONT

  • By Campbell Mattinson
    3/10/2008 (link)

    (Torbreck RunRig Shiraz) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Jeremy Oliver
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

    (Torbreck Vintners Run Rig Barossa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    12/6/2001 (link)

    (Torbreck Vintners RunRig) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/6/2015 (link) 92 points

    (Torbreck RunRig) Very dark red violet color; mint, ripe berry, baked berry nose; tasty, ripe black currant, baked berry palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/28/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Torbreck RunRig) Dark red violet color; berry and herbal nose; tasty, blackberry, herbal, black fruit, mulberry and berry palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/5/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Torbreck RunRig) Black red violet color with cherry red meniscus; focused black fruit, mulberry, lovely blackberry, rich and with depth; long finish 94+ pts. (WOTF for group)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Torbreck
  • Varietal Shiraz Blend
  • Designation RunRig
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley

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  • In Cellars 601 (67%)
  • Consumed 300 (33%)

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