Torbreck, The Factor Shiraz, 2006

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Torbreck, The Factor Shiraz, 2006

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Winemaker: David Powell Optimum Drinking: 2016-2035 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: James Halliday Code: 102417
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Torbreck's The Factor 2006 is a knockout Shiraz made from small parcels of select fruit from old, dry grown, vines which are matured separately in 70% (old) and 30% (new) French oak.

The name 'Factor' is taken from the name of the manager on a Scottish highland estate, while Torbreck is named after a forest in Scotland where winemaker David Powell once worked as a lumberjack.

Reviews

“The purple/black 2006 The Factor is 100% old-vine Shiraz from the esteemed Greenock sub-region of Barossa Valley. It spent 24 months in 30% new oak. The aromatic array of balsam wood, smoke, pepper, espresso, blueberry, and licorice is eye-opening. This leads to a rich, glossy, full-flavored Shiraz with layers of succulent fruit, ripe tannin, exceptional spiciness, and a lengthy, pure finish.” eRobertParker.com

"Dark, dense and rich, with a supple feel to the flavors of black cherry, smoke and licorice, which soften on the finish.” Wine Spectator

"Shows exceptional generosity from start to finish, yet retains finesse; the predominantly red fruits positively dance on the back-palate and finish, uninhibited by the fine-grained tannins..." James Halliday