The Runrig has often drawn comparison with the beautifully fragrant and tautly structured wines produced from the steep slopes of the Northern Rhône valley's appellation of Côte Rôtie
Produced from 120 year old vines, RunRig has been awarded with scores of no less the 95/100 since 1995 and no fewer than 7 vintages receiving 99/100. The RunRig is considered one of the top 25 'excellent' benchmark wines by winespectator magazine.
Shiraz from old dry grown vineyards is blended with a small percentage Viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these individual parcels of fruit, whilst giving the resulting wine a further dimension and infinite complexity.
Complex and lifted aromatics of dense black fruits such as blackberries, satsuma plum and black cherry complimented with dark chocolate, cacao been and liquorice. The opulent mouthfeel, liveliness, and vibrancy is a real standout on a plush and velvety textured palate structure. The complex layers and fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with firm but drying tannins seamlessly balanced with long acid and statuesque posture and length..
Beef, Lamb, deer, Venison and other hearty dishes
James Suckling 98/100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 99/100