Torbreck

About Torbreck

Established in 1994 on the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley in an appellation named Marananga, Torbreck is the brainchild of former lumberjack David Powell. A former lumberjack, he named the estate after a forest in Scotland. The estate's first release in 1997 gained magnificent praise. In 2002 they acquired their historic property in Lyndoch, and then in 2008, the estate was bought by Pete Knight. Today, with the prodigious stewardship of Ian Hongell, this estate has rapidly ascended into the Australian elite. 

Torbreck "has it all" - it has some of the finest terroirs in Barossa, a superstar winemaking team and multiple vineyards planted exclusively with vines well over 100 years old. To this day, Torbreck sources much of the fruit used to produce its incredible wines from selected farmers throughout the region - a continuation of David Powell's early belief in the concept of "shared farming". The team at Torbreck are highly involved in the farming regimes at their contractors' sites, but the belief that generational growers can coax the best out of their family terroirs is firmly held by Ian Hongell et al.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Torbreck RunRig 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,609.04
2016

Torbreck RunRig 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

A blend of 98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier made just prior to bottling, the 2016 RunRig is a complete masterpiece. It kicks off with elegant notes of pencil shavings accenting blueberries and blackberries on the nose, then shows incredible, palate-staining intensity of fruit in the mouth. It's full-bodied, plush and velvety without being unstructured and manages to be fruit-forward yet savory on the long-lasting finish, where it picks up hints of mocha and black olives. This should be drinkable with pleasure throughout its entire two-decade life (it may live longer from cold cellars or in larger formats), but if I were lucky enough to have a bottle or two, I'd try the first one about 10 years out. Scheduled for June 2019 release.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,609.04
Torbreck The Descendant 2004 (1x300cl)
Inc. TAX: €694.29
2004

Torbreck The Descendant 2004 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2004 Descendant, an old oak-aged blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier from a 12-year old vineyard, offers up notes of blackberries, ink, sweet truffles, and acacia flowers. There are 1,000 cases of this full-bodied, intense, rich blockbuster. It will drink well for 10-15 years.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 1x300cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €694.29
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Torbreck RunRig 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,325.00
2016

Torbreck RunRig 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

A blend of 98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier made just prior to bottling, the 2016 RunRig is a complete masterpiece. It kicks off with elegant notes of pencil shavings accenting blueberries and blackberries on the nose, then shows incredible, palate-staining intensity of fruit in the mouth. It's full-bodied, plush and velvety without being unstructured and manages to be fruit-forward yet savory on the long-lasting finish, where it picks up hints of mocha and black olives. This should be drinkable with pleasure throughout its entire two-decade life (it may live longer from cold cellars or in larger formats), but if I were lucky enough to have a bottle or two, I'd try the first one about 10 years out. Scheduled for June 2019 release.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,325.00
Torbreck The Descendant 2004 (1x300cl)
In Bond: €568.00
2004

Torbreck The Descendant 2004 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2004 Descendant, an old oak-aged blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier from a 12-year old vineyard, offers up notes of blackberries, ink, sweet truffles, and acacia flowers. There are 1,000 cases of this full-bodied, intense, rich blockbuster. It will drink well for 10-15 years.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 1x300cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €568.00

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