Torbreck Vintners

RunRig Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier

9.3449 ratings
9.2133 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz, Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese
Top Notes For
Paco Suro

Blind tasting. Mistaken as a young old world Syrah…

Blind tasting. Mistaken as a young old world Syrah…

Nov 6th, 2023
Duane Mason

Just a fantastic wine. Forget the hype. Dark and rich. The 2018 is perfect with 2 hours of air and decanting.

Just a fantastic wine. Forget the hype. Dark and rich. The 2018 is perfect with 2 hours of air and decanting.

Jul 2nd, 2023
Matt Sterr

30 mos. oak. Dark chocolate. Intense fruit. Polished.

30 mos. oak. Dark chocolate. Intense fruit. Polished.

Apr 7th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Another Torbreck brought to the Toowoomba Wine Show Judges Dinner at the Downs Club by winemaker Greg McGill. Earthy perfume - a solid full bodied palate 15% ABV. Given 100 points by Joe Czerwinski of Wine Advocate. Never seen the value in Run Rig for the plus $200 price tag. A certain mystique here and one of the Barossa icons but don’t get the hype to be honest.

Another Torbreck brought to the Toowoomba Wine Show Judges Dinner at the Downs Club by winemaker Greg McGill. Earthy perfume - a solid full bodied palate 15% ABV. Given 100 points by Joe Czerwinski of Wine Advocate. Never seen the value in Run Rig for the plus $200 price tag. A certain mystique here and one of the Barossa icons but don’t get the hype to be honest.

Sep 28th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015

Vintage 2015

Jan 25th, 2019
Willem Jan Withagen

Thick wine with Sweet cherry, mocca blackberry cinnamon. Rhubarb Nice tang compensation. Extreme nice, but perhaps a bit expensive.

Thick wine with Sweet cherry, mocca blackberry cinnamon. Rhubarb Nice tang compensation. Extreme nice, but perhaps a bit expensive.

Jan 25th, 2019
Shay A
9.6

I was fortunate enough to attend the grand tasting at TexSom this year. Talk about a Who’s Who of the wine world! Incredible environment with beautiful wines.

My first time tasting RunRig...I get what the hype is about. Plush. Dark chocolate dusted dates, bay leaf, peppercorn, licorice and a velvet mouthfeel. Wonderful.

I was fortunate enough to attend the grand tasting at TexSom this year. Talk about a Who’s Who of the wine world! Incredible environment with beautiful wines.

My first time tasting RunRig...I get what the hype is about. Plush. Dark chocolate dusted dates, bay leaf, peppercorn, licorice and a velvet mouthfeel. Wonderful.

Aug 14th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

Mmm, talk about sex appeal. These guys know how to make downright sexy Shiraz with density, power, and complexity without being cloying - even at 15.5%, it’s well hidden. The nose is wonderful, with nuances of ash and smoke, mocha and wild berries. The palate is unctuous, deep and delicious with supple black and blue fruits, but balancing acid. An iron-laden finish with red berries on the finish. Really good stuff.. still too young to properly evaluate as this has the stuffing to go for decades imo.

Mmm, talk about sex appeal. These guys know how to make downright sexy Shiraz with density, power, and complexity without being cloying - even at 15.5%, it’s well hidden. The nose is wonderful, with nuances of ash and smoke, mocha and wild berries. The palate is unctuous, deep and delicious with supple black and blue fruits, but balancing acid. An iron-laden finish with red berries on the finish. Really good stuff.. still too young to properly evaluate as this has the stuffing to go for decades imo.

Apr 20th, 2018
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9.6

Inky ruby color. Expansive aromas of dark fruit liqueur, incense, candied flowers, Indian spices and vanilla. Has a smoky mineral quality that gains strength as the wine opens up. Fleshy, sweet and broad on the palate, offering impressively concentrated yet lively blackcurrant, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors that are lifted and sharpened by a smoky mineral flourish. Smooth, seamless and appealingly sweet on an extremely long, floral-dominated finish that's framed by suave, well-knit tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)

Inky ruby color. Expansive aromas of dark fruit liqueur, incense, candied flowers, Indian spices and vanilla. Has a smoky mineral quality that gains strength as the wine opens up. Fleshy, sweet and broad on the palate, offering impressively concentrated yet lively blackcurrant, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors that are lifted and sharpened by a smoky mineral flourish. Smooth, seamless and appealingly sweet on an extremely long, floral-dominated finish that's framed by suave, well-knit tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2021)

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2021
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen had this 3 years ago

Jeroen had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2021