The RunRig has often drawn comparison with the beautifully fragrant & tautly structured wines produced from the steep slopes of the Northern Rhône Valley’s Appellation of Côte Rôtie.
2012 will undoubtedly go down as one of the great vintages the Barossa Valley has ever experienced. The Vintage is ‘dirt driven’ in that there was no serious weather event that pulled the flavor profiles of the wines either way.
The cool weather conditions and resulting slow ripening period allowed us to pick each vineyard at simply perfect aromatic ripeness.
These lifted aromatics are released as soon as the wine is opened with layers of raspberries, apricots and crème de cassis cloaking subtle hints of black olive and cherry. A dark, rich and silky palate with deep red cherry fruits, clove, lavender & licorice all interwoven with hints of sweet spice and cinnamon. The layers and diverse fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with plum, hints of almond, earth, blackberry and pepper all becoming more apparent as the wine evolves in the glass.
A complete assemblage with highly expressive fruit, fragrant aromatics, imposing length and impeccable balance. The 2012 RunRig will certainly reward those with patience.