Not sure about the rest of you, but I've been freezing to death over the last few days. London can be utterly horrific with its weather. Something big and red will warm me up again you say? What to drink...
In 1995 David Powell crushed three tonnes of grapes and fermented them into wine in a shed on his 12-hectare Marananga property (which continues to be home to the winery). The winery was named "Torbreck" after the forest in Scotland where Powell had worked as a lumberjack following his University studies. The first wine made under the Torbreck label was the 1995 RunRig, with the wine released in 1997. A favorable review of the 1996 RunRig in the June, 1999 issue of The Wine Advocate created intense consumer interest in the international wine collector community, resulting in this and subsequent releases being highly allocated.
Torbreck Barossa Valley "GSM" 2013 @ £15.95 - Buy it here!
Garnet robe with flicks of pruple, a gorgeous high-toned aroma of five spice, créme de cassis, black cherries with a background of roasted earth, leather and herbs. A perfect match with hearty meats and stews, game and hard cheeses.
This is going to be my saviour I think. Come and grab a couple before I put the whole lot down.