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: €1,693.04
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

South Australia 6x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,693.04
Torbreck RunRig 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,160.24
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

South Australia 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,160.24
Torbreck The Descendant 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €843.44
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 United Kingdom

South Australia 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €843.44
Torbreck The Factor 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €881.84
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

South Australia 6x75cl 3 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €881.84
Torbreck The Factor 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €783.44
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

South Australia 6x75cl 3 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €783.44
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Torbreck RunRig 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,395.00
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

South Australia 6x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,395.00
Torbreck RunRig 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €951.00
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

South Australia 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €951.00
Torbreck The Descendant 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €687.00
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 United Kingdom

South Australia 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €687.00
Torbreck The Factor 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €719.00
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

South Australia 6x75cl 3 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €719.00
Torbreck The Factor 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €637.00
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

South Australia 6x75cl 3 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €637.00

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