RunRig 2016
Torbreck Vineyards



Awarded the highest accolade of 100 points by Wine Advocate's Robert Parker. Plush & dense, yet savoury and complex providing the ultimate hedonistic experience

RunRig 2016
Ready, but will improve

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. But the 2016 is finally awarded the full 100/100 by Robert Parker. The Runrig is considered one of the top 25 'excellent' benchmark wines by winespectator magazine and the 2016 is the ultimate Runrig.

As producers, Torbreck are known for their rich, powerful and unmistakably Barossa reds and this 2016 vintage doesn't disappoint. While addition of a little Viognier is more evident on Torbreck's 'Descendant' wine than on this RunRig, the Shiraz offers a deep well of ripe plums and cherries, licorice, peppery spice and meaty earthy green-herbal nuances, along with plenty of toasty oak influence. The palate is plush, dense and oaky, gripped tightly by savory granular tannins. This wine needs plenty of time and has just entered its drinking window.

Robert Parker himself says "the 2016 RunRig is a complete masterpiece." One of our very favorite wines from Australia, Run Rig, while full-bodied and large-scaled, always has a sense of balance and minerality that you don't always find in this category of Aussie wines.

Food Pairings:

Beef, Lamb, deer, Venison, Mushrooms & truffles, and other hearty dishes


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 100/100

Wine Spectator 96/100