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
The Highland clans used a ‘RunRig’ system to distribute land amongst their clansmen in a series of widely dispersed holdings. The emphasis was not on any one farm but rather the communal element of the whole. Shiraz from old dry grown vineyards is blended with Viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these individual parcels of fruit, whilst giving the resulting wine a further dimension.
The inaugural RunRig vintage was 1995. Over the years since, RunRig has become a benchmark of Barossa and Australian Shiraz, and the wine has become a favourite for wine collectors the world over.
RunRig has been fortunate to received the highest accolades from the international trade and media. This includes being awarded the Barossa Trust Mark, listed as 'Exceptional' on Langton's Classification of Australian Wine, and receiving a perfect 100 points twice from Robert Parker's 'The Wine Advocate' for both the 2010 and 2016 vintages.
The 2019 Vintage
The growing season was defined by a continuously warm to hot summer with no effective rainfall, wind and hail at flowering, and followed with three major frosts - resulting in an earlier and much smaller harvest than average. These tough conditions produced smaller clusters of intensely dark berries with thick fleshy skins contrasted against brown mature stalks. Whilst yields were down, once these vineyards were fermenting in our cellar the concentration of colour, tannin and aroma of the 2019 vintage was revealed.
Complex and lifted aromatics of dense black fruits such as blackberries, satsuma plum and black cherry cassis and mulberry complimented with dark chocolate, cacao bean vanilla pod tar and star anise and Turkish delight. The opulent full-bodied mouthfeel and vibrancy is a real standout on a plush yet mineral strewn, velvety textured palate.
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. A wine for the cellar best after 2025-2045. Serve at 16C with beef rib or osso busso.
|3lt Double Magnum||$1,440|
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