Torbreck RunRig 1998 - Station Plaza Wine
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Torbreck RunRig 1998
SKU: 08089

Torbreck RunRig 1998

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750ml
$299.00
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$223.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Brand Torbreck
Winemaker's notes: Our flagship wine, RunRig is a structured, muscular wine with phenomenal density, dry vintage port-like concentration, and magnificent notes of smoke, blackberries, cassis, leather and coffee. A hint of viognier's sweet marmalade character comes through as the wine sits in the glass. A true 'Vin de Garde' to reward those with the patience to cellar it. The Highland clans used a "runrig" system to distribute land amongst their clansmen in a series of widely dispersed holdings. The emphasis 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.
Wine Advocate
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The 1998 Run Rig is a phenomenal wine. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by an incredibly intoxicating, endearing bouquet of peaches, honeysuckle, blackberries, and spring flowers, full-bodied, concentrated flavors that show slightly more depth and length than the 1997, and more velvety tannins than the 1996. This prodigious offering should continue to evolve for another decade or more. Torbreck’s flagship wine, the Run Rig, is made from 40- to 120-year-old Shiraz vines with some co-fermented Viognier (usually around 3%), tips the scales between 14-15% alcohol, and is aged 30 months in French oak. In contrast to the way they taste upon release, neither the 1998 or 1997 Run Rig revealed any oak.

Robert Parker
Wine Spectator
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Uncanny, the way the lapel-grabbing plum, berry and exotic spice flavors play out on a remarkably supple and elegant frame, with the fine tannins weaving through the finish so deftly you can easily miss them. A triumph of gorgeous fruit and classy winemaking. Best from 2003 through 2013. 580 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, July 31, 2001