Monday, September 12, 2011

Torbreck "Run Rig" Barossa Valley 1999

Deep red.

Vinturi - very attractive, refined nose - fig, black raspberry, mole, earth/corn, oak spice and grilled meat.

Intense, but not at all heavy. Flavors of red fruit, game/sausage/bacon, leather and spice are driven by relatively strong acidity. Tannin is moderate and fine. Subtle, persistent length. Classy, delineated action. Exactly what many of us think Barossa can't do..

$90 on release. 97% Syrah, 3% Viognier.