Recent new releases by Mt. Mary and Torbreck lead me to check on a couple of things:
There is no doubt that Torbreck's RunRig is a very alluring wine and drinks well when young, despite its big fruit concentration. But there are lingering doubts how well it will age. I will open a couple of older vintages to test this.
A couple of years ago, there was outrage in the Australian wine community when Robert Parker slammed Mt. Mary's flagship wine, the Quintet, as being green and underripe. I must say I have sometimes found this wine not too outstanding myself. I will open a couple of years, going way back, to have another look as the current vintage is being praised.
All this will happen in a couple of weeks when I am back on deck. Any recent experiences you would like to share?