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 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,435.04
2015

Torbreck RunRig 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Who would've thought that in the context of Barossa Shiraz, the 2015 RunRig would seem like a relative bargain? It's certainly much less expensive than Grange or Hill of Grace will be when they're released. It's also more approachable in its youth, with enormously appealing aromas of grilled fruit, savory complexities and rich, velvety tannins. Of course, it's full-bodied and concentrated, with the stuffing to age for up to a couple of decades, and it has a long, licorice-tinged finish. Winemaker Ian Hongell, who joined Torbreck from Peter Lehmann, may not have made this wine, but he deserves a lot of credit for the blending and finishing of this tour de force.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 5 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,435.04
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 RunRig 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,114.64
2017

Torbreck RunRig 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

As usual, the 2017 RunRig is approximately 2% Viognier. It spent almost 30 months in oak, 40% of which was new. Hints of peach or apricot appear on the nose, alongside notes of hickory smoke, cherries and baking spices. It's full-bodied and concentrated but supple and silky enough to seem lighter in the mouth, showing tremendous length and elegance on the finish, where it adds nuances of cinnamon and cocoa.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,114.64
Torbreck The Descendant 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €861.44
2016

Torbreck The Descendant 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

A blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier aged in second fill barriques (all French oak), the 2016 Descendant features lovely floral aromas, accented by blueberries and a hint of apricot. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and creamy in texture, hugely mouthfilling yet somehow without excessive weight or heat, while the plush, velvety finish adds a hint of dark chocolate. It's a terrific success at a still-reasonable price for the quality.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €861.44
Torbreck The Factor 2002 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €603.48
2002

Torbreck The Factor 2002 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Remarkably, the 2002 The Factor may be even more awesome than the 2001. It boasts a blackberry liqueur-like intensity with chocolatey richness intermixed with blackberries, raspberries, and cherries. The unctuous texture, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin frame-up this magnificent wine. It should drink well for 15+ years. Interestingly, the 2002 The Factor did not have the Cote Rotie-like roasted element found in the 2001, no doubt because 2002 was a much cooler growing year than the record heat experienced in 2001.
Delivery to Storage from 18 Feb 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €603.48
Torbreck The Factor 2003 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €801.44
2003

Torbreck The Factor 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2003 The Factor (100% Shiraz aged 24 months in old French oak) is a riveting effort that displays the exquisite talent of David Powell. Its smoky perfume of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cherries, acacia flowers, and espresso roast is followed by a full-throttle, multi-layered palate as well as a 60-second finish. This stunning Shiraz should drink well for 10-15+ years.
As per photos, 1477775 Non SIB, raised cork Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €801.44
Torbreck The Factor 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €836.24
2016

Torbreck The Factor 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Torbreck's 2016 The Factor incorporates what winemaker Ian Hongell calls their "most structured Shiraz, from a lot of ironstone soils." It spends two years in French oak barriques, half of which were new, so it shows hints of cedar pencil shavings and toasted coconut layered over ripe blackberries and spice. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it finishes long, with terrific energy and drive. It should prove to be one of the longest-lived wines from this lineup.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 3 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €836.24
Torbreck The Factor 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €742.64
2017

Torbreck The Factor 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Aged in 50% new oak, Tobreck's 2017 The Factor boasts hickory-like smoky aromas, plus plum and blackberry fruit. It's full-bodied and firmly built, finishing with hints of chocolate, licorice and dusty tannins. Give it another 2-3 years in the cellar, then drink it over the next decade and a half.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 3 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €742.64
Torbreck The Steading 2002 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €609.44
2002

Torbreck The Steading 2002 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

David Powell consistently excels with The Steading, an 8,000 case blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Shiraz. Aged 22 months in 300 liter hogsheads (foudres), it represents Australia’s version of Chateauneuf du Pape. The 2002 The Steading’s big, spicy, earthy nose reveals notions of cherry liqueur, licorice, pepper, dried Provencal herbs, raspberries, and leather. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, chewy, and heady, it is best drunk during its first 7-8 years of life, although it will last a lot longer.
As per photos ,1050191 - NOT SIB: Repack, dirty labels Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €609.44
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Torbreck RunRig 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,180.00
2015

Torbreck RunRig 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Who would've thought that in the context of Barossa Shiraz, the 2015 RunRig would seem like a relative bargain? It's certainly much less expensive than Grange or Hill of Grace will be when they're released. It's also more approachable in its youth, with enormously appealing aromas of grilled fruit, savory complexities and rich, velvety tannins. Of course, it's full-bodied and concentrated, with the stuffing to age for up to a couple of decades, and it has a long, licorice-tinged finish. Winemaker Ian Hongell, who joined Torbreck from Peter Lehmann, may not have made this wine, but he deserves a lot of credit for the blending and finishing of this tour de force.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 5 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,180.00
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 RunRig 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €913.00
2017

Torbreck RunRig 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

As usual, the 2017 RunRig is approximately 2% Viognier. It spent almost 30 months in oak, 40% of which was new. Hints of peach or apricot appear on the nose, alongside notes of hickory smoke, cherries and baking spices. It's full-bodied and concentrated but supple and silky enough to seem lighter in the mouth, showing tremendous length and elegance on the finish, where it adds nuances of cinnamon and cocoa.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €913.00
Torbreck The Descendant 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €702.00
2016

Torbreck The Descendant 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

A blend of 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier aged in second fill barriques (all French oak), the 2016 Descendant features lovely floral aromas, accented by blueberries and a hint of apricot. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and creamy in texture, hugely mouthfilling yet somehow without excessive weight or heat, while the plush, velvety finish adds a hint of dark chocolate. It's a terrific success at a still-reasonable price for the quality.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €702.00
Torbreck The Factor 2002 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €487.00
2002

Torbreck The Factor 2002 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Remarkably, the 2002 The Factor may be even more awesome than the 2001. It boasts a blackberry liqueur-like intensity with chocolatey richness intermixed with blackberries, raspberries, and cherries. The unctuous texture, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin frame-up this magnificent wine. It should drink well for 15+ years. Interestingly, the 2002 The Factor did not have the Cote Rotie-like roasted element found in the 2001, no doubt because 2002 was a much cooler growing year than the record heat experienced in 2001.
Delivery to Storage from 18 Feb 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €487.00
Torbreck The Factor 2003 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €652.00
2003

Torbreck The Factor 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2003 The Factor (100% Shiraz aged 24 months in old French oak) is a riveting effort that displays the exquisite talent of David Powell. Its smoky perfume of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cherries, acacia flowers, and espresso roast is followed by a full-throttle, multi-layered palate as well as a 60-second finish. This stunning Shiraz should drink well for 10-15+ years.
As per photos, 1477775 Non SIB, raised cork Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €652.00
Torbreck The Factor 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €681.00
2016

Torbreck The Factor 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Torbreck's 2016 The Factor incorporates what winemaker Ian Hongell calls their "most structured Shiraz, from a lot of ironstone soils." It spends two years in French oak barriques, half of which were new, so it shows hints of cedar pencil shavings and toasted coconut layered over ripe blackberries and spice. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it finishes long, with terrific energy and drive. It should prove to be one of the longest-lived wines from this lineup.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 3 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €681.00
Torbreck The Factor 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €603.00
2017

Torbreck The Factor 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Aged in 50% new oak, Tobreck's 2017 The Factor boasts hickory-like smoky aromas, plus plum and blackberry fruit. It's full-bodied and firmly built, finishing with hints of chocolate, licorice and dusty tannins. Give it another 2-3 years in the cellar, then drink it over the next decade and a half.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 3 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €603.00
Torbreck The Steading 2002 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €492.00
2002

Torbreck The Steading 2002 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

David Powell consistently excels with The Steading, an 8,000 case blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Shiraz. Aged 22 months in 300 liter hogsheads (foudres), it represents Australia’s version of Chateauneuf du Pape. The 2002 The Steading’s big, spicy, earthy nose reveals notions of cherry liqueur, licorice, pepper, dried Provencal herbs, raspberries, and leather. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, chewy, and heady, it is best drunk during its first 7-8 years of life, although it will last a lot longer.
As per photos ,1050191 - NOT SIB: Repack, dirty labels Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €492.00

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