Torbreck RunRig Shiraz 2013
Hand-harvested off six separate sites on the Western Ridge of the Barossa, all fruit is destemmed, and fermentation lasts about 5 to 7 days before basket pressed and transferred in French Barriques of which about 50% are new. Elevated for 24 months before blending. A small addition of Viognier is added just before bottling unfined or filtered.
Coming from the warm and dry 2013 this RunRig is powerful and full of ripe red fruits, mouth-filling texture, and soft drying tannins. Ideal for matching with mature Cheddars and hard Italian cheeses.
How to enjoy
More Information Recommended Flag 98 Points Food Pairing Roasted lamb rack Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Variety Shiraz Region Barossa Valley Vintage 2013 Country Australia Size 750ml Brand Torbreck
- 2013 RunRig coming from a warm, dry vintage is a deep and broodingly powerful wine with dark red fruit at its core
- RunRig is a blend of 6 ancient and dry grown Shiraz vineyards dotted along the western ridge of the Barossa
- Ripe and abundant tannins frame the textural mouthfeel with a line of acidity creating great length
Vintage 2013 - Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Run Rig has a tantalizingly exotic nose of cloves, fenugreek, star anise and cassia with a core of mulberries, baked blackberries and blueberry preserves plus hints of potpourri and dusty earth. The full-bodied palate is multi-layered with tons of spices and berry preserves notes, supported by firm yet velvety tannins and finishing with incredible length and depth. This is a very impressive RunRig
Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au
Vintage 2013 - All the pretty power. This is rich and porty but there’s no shortage of life and lift. It pours on the flavour and turns up the scent. It’s all malt and chocolate, thick blackberry, bitumen and cloves; toast. A wave of earthen, warm, grainy tannin crushes through the back half, a surf-able swell of dark fruit swept along with it. The flavours here are too ripe, too bold, overcooked and all that, but it slams impact and length on the table and keeps smiling at you as it beats its fist. It’s an excellent rendition of RunRig’s take on how things should be done.