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A bottle image of a fine Torbreck ‘RunRig’ Barossa Shiraz

Torbreck ‘RunRig’ Shiraz

  • Shiraz
  • Australia, 750ml
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Complex and lifted aromatics of dense black fruits such as blackberries, satsuma plum and black cherry complimented with dark chocolate, cacao been and liquorice. The opulent mouthfeel, liveliness, and vibrancy is a real standout on a plush and velvety textured palate structure. The complex layers and fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with firm but drying tannins seamlessly balanced with long acid and statuesque posture and length.

  • Winery: Torbreck
  • Varietal: 98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier
  • Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Other: Cellar 30+ years
  • Food match: Lamb roast, beef, game meat, pork & pepperoni; tuna & salmon; pizza; BBQ & heavy red sauces; bleu-veined cheeses

Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. 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.

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The Road to Perfection

"Torbreck is on a quest to become one of the world’s great wine marques.

A critical part of this journey is remaining unwaveringly true to our core vision and not being diverted by trends and fashions.

"SINCE 1994 TORBRECK HAS BEEN COMMITTED TO CREATING EXCEPTIONAL RHONE STYLE RED AND WHITE WINES REFLECTING THE VERY BEST VINEYARDS IN AUSTRALIA’S FAMOUS BAROSSA."

Provenance is everything to us. We believe the Barossa is the most exciting place to make wine in the world, with its gentle Mediterranean climate and 175 years of Silesian and English commitment to winemaking and grape-growing.

There is a European sense of tradition here that means vines planted in the 1840s – many of them Rhone varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvédre – still thrive and bear fruit of unique concentration and flavour.

Torbreck pays tribute to these vineyards with minimal intervention, creating wines of richness, structure and length that age gracefully.

The multi-generational growers, whose descendants arrived here nearly two centuries ago, are the backbone of Torbreck’s winemaking aspirations. Without their knowledge of the seasons and the soil, we would not have such a precious resource of fruit to work with.

Torbreck has also been fortunate to have the opportunity to invest in the protection of some of the Barossa’s most precious vineyards, after accepting fruit from them over many years. The historic Hillside Vineyard at Lyndoch, The Laird Vineyard in the sub-region of Marananga and the Greenock Keller Vineyard owned by the Schultz family, are all now under the custodianship of Torbreck.

In 2008 this long-term commitment to the Barossa was cemented when we completed our winery and bottling line, enabling us to achieve maximum quality control through 100% estate vinification, maturation and packaging.

Our latest development was the 2017 expansion of our original settler’s cottage cellar door to become an international guest centre, where we are proud to welcome our many friends and collectors from the USA, Asia, Europe and Australia.

Torbreck has achieved a lot in less than three decades, but the journey is a long way from complete. In fact we remind ourselves every day that the best Barossa grapes are yet to be picked and the finest Torbreck wines are yet to be made."

Pete Kight - Proprietor of Torbreck 

  • 99/100 Points - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate (2018 vintage)
  • 98/100 Points - Nick Stock, James Suckling (2018 vintage)
  • 98/100 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2018 vintage)
  • 98/100 Points - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)
  • 96/100 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2017 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - James Suckling (2017 vintage)
  • 94/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
  • 100/100 Points - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
  • 97/100 Points - James Suckling (2016 vintage)
  • 96/100 Points - Wine Spectator (2016 vintage)


       


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