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2013 Torbreck Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "RunRig"

Winery: Torbreck

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "RunRig"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 98.5% Shiraz & 1.5% Viognier

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $225

Cases produced: 1,250

KWG Score: 95.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: June 25, 2017

Wine Review: This was my second favorite wine that I discovered at the "Up Close Australia" event I attended in Boston. It was Excellent. It is opaque and dark ruby colored. It opens with a inviting black cherry bouquet with a hint of raspberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and fruity. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of oak, black raspberry and minerality. I also detected a hint of strawberry licorice. The finish is dry and its tannins build up and last for a very long time. This terrific Shiraz would pair perfectly with a ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Intense, lifted aromatics are released as soon as the wine is opened; dark cherry creme de cassis and hints of nutmeg all come to the fore with an underlying opulent fruit profile of black olive, cassis and plum. A dark, rich and silky palate with deep red cherry fruits, clove, lavender & licorice all interwoven with hints of sweet spice and cinnamon. The layers and diverse fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with anise, hints of almond, earth, blackberry and pepper all becoming more apparent as the wine evolves in the glass. A rich, opulent RunRig 2013 will certainly reward those with patience.

Organic status: not organic

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