Torbreck RunRig Shiraz 2006 1.5L, Barossa Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 96 pts - The flagship 2006 Run Rig is a blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Viognier. A saturated purple color, it sends up a complex bouquet of cigar box, Asian spices, incense, bacon, plum, and blueberry. On the palate it admirably combines power and elegance. Layers of succulent fruit are nicely complemented by the wine's generous framework. Another 4-6 years of cellaring should fill it out with style. - Dec 2009
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 96 pts - A very fragrant bouquet attests to the influence of viognier, which also may be part of the reason why the palate does not show the high alcohol, and is simply supple and velvety, even showing a hint of spice. Shiraz. Date tasted 1 Feb 2009. Drink by 2021.