The RunRig has often drawn comparison with the beautifully fragrant & tautly
structured wines produced from the steep slopes of the Northern Rhône Valleys
Appellation of Côte Rôtie.
The 2006 RunRig, although wonderfully aromatic like its predecessors, is a wine that
exhibits so much power and latent richness that it could easily be mistaken for the hugely
concentrated wines sourced from the sun drenched hill of Hermitage (the historic home
of Syrah and some of the worlds most powerful and longest living wines).
Possessing a dense, saturated, almost ink like hue, the aromas of black raspberries,
crème de cassis, smoke, graphite and melted tar soar from the glass. Full bodied with
great intensity, amazing freshness and extraordinary concentration, the multi-layered
palate displays the fruit purity that only the most fastidious farming can achieve.
Hints of homemade marmalade, scorched earth and slow roasted meats later emerge with
time in the glass.
Although extremely intense, the wines power is cloaked within its balance and concentration,
surging forth as an expansive sensation- the way only the greatest wines can.
The 2006 RunRig will greatly reward those with patience.