"Torbreck’s flagship is the 2005 Run Rig, a 97% Shiraz cuvee sourced from 120- to 160-year-old vines with
3% finished Viognier added before bottling. It spent 30 months in 60% new French oak. Opaque
purple/black in color, it has a kinky, exotic bouquet of fresh road tar, smoke, lavender, black pepper, game,
blueberry, and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate, the wine is dense, packed, and
unevolved. It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of
a Chapoutier Hermitage. If it develops as I think it will, it will be a candidate for perfection down the road. "