Tuesday, August 16, 2022

2018 Torbreck RunRig

Shiraz with its rich fruit does well with Thanksgiving!
What a fantastic value!
2021 Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz....$22.99

Lovely ripened blackberries and raspberries. Al dente. Full-bodied yet so refined and focused with crisp acidity and ultra-fine, creamy tannins. Succulent and crunchy but focused and structured. Bright and purposeful. Drink after 2024 but already hard to hold back. Screw cap.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

2018 Torbreck Barossa Valle RunRig....$199.99
Torbreck's 2018 RunRig needs a bit of air right now, as the nose and palate truly open up and expand after a while in the glass. Unlike some vintages, it's rather tight and cedary upon first pour, then relaxes to reveal hints of stone fruit, blueberries, cherries, pastry crust and baking spices. In the mouth, it's full-bodied and concentrated, richly textured and marked by ripe tannins, which leave behind a velvety, mouth-coating finish tinged with licorice and dark berries. While approachable now—and even damn enjoyable—it deserves another several years in the cellar. Drink the 2018 Descendant while waiting.
Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 99/100 Decanter Magazine

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