Torbreck RunRig Shiraz 2006 CONFIRM 2006 VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Exceptional Langtons Classification. From vines up to 140 years of age, planted to the most distinguished sites at Marananga and Moppa, Gomersal and Ebenezer, Greenock and Kalimna. A flagship wine of phenomenal density, a remarkable port like concentration, fashioned from parcels of the most invaluable Shiraz, compounding the wine's irrepressible bouquets and epic palate. The intensity of flavour hits the mouth like a gale, releasing a multitude of layers and complexities that continuously resonate and evolve.
An exclusively Shiraz wine, treated to a luxurious extended maturation under a selection of the finest French oak. Yields at the superlative little blocks of vine, are often a minuscule single tonne to the acre, ensuring very tiny amounts of RunRig are ever made. Each of eight parcels are gently de stemmed into a selection of traditional wooden and concrete, open top fermenters, for a week of warm temperature vinification on skins. After passing through an old fashioned basket press, batches are run directly into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques for thirty months maturation and a course of racking. A component of Viognier is included in the final assemblage. Alcohol 15.0%
Dense dark red colour. Waves of raspberries, apricots and crème de cassis cloaking subtle hints of black olive and cherry. A dark, rich and concentrated palate flows from black fruits into brooding anise and dark chocolate, all bound by tight, grainy tannin. Although extremely intense, the wines power is cloaked within its balance and concentration, surging forth as an expansive sensation, the way only the greatest wines can.
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