Sunday, October 5, 2014
1999 Torbreck RunRig
The wine, pictured above in a glass, is mature but not showing any signs of fading. It is a blend of 97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier. Rich and hearty aromas of black fruit and oak were strong. The first sip was ripe, fruity, solidly structured and perfectly balanced between earth and fruit. With some swirling and waiting while the rack of lamb cooked on the grill the tannins softened just enough to add a level of elegance to the wine. There were hints of clean, dry leather, dusty earth, rich dark fruits and a finish the was long and delicious. With the lamb the wine was even better and a total treat to drink.
1999 Torbreck Barossa Valley RunRig. 14% alcohol and $200+