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2009 Torbreck Vintners Run Rig Barossa Valley
Producer: Torbreck Vintners
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Region: Barossa Valley
96 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013
(100% shiraz; 15% alcohol): Inky purple. Displays room-filling scents of dark fruit preserves, oak spices, violet pastille, cola and licorice, with a cracked pepper nuance adding lift. Deeply concentrated boysenberry and cassis flavors reach every corner of the palate and show superb energy and clarity for their power. Intensely perfumed and appealingly sweet on the finish, which features substantial but integrated tannins and persistent floral and fruitcake qualities. Built for the long haul, no question, but there's a lot of upfront sex appeal here as well; you could drink it now without guilt--or perhaps just a twinge.
95 Points | Wine Spectator
99 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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