Torbreck, The Factor Shiraz, 2004

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Torbreck, The Factor Shiraz, 2004

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia



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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: David Powell Optimum Drinking: 2019-2026 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102825 Alcohol: 14.5%
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Torbreck's The Factor 2004 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. It was purchased in its original wooden case.

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.

Two hands was established by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz in 1999 in order to make the best possible Shiraz in Australia; and in just ten years their eclectically named wines have consistently won rave reviews. In fact, Two Hands Wines were listed in Wine Spectator's Top 100 for the last five years and Robert Parker further heaped the praise on, pronouncing Two Hands as "the finest negociant operation south of the equator."


"Made from 100% Shiraz that spent 24 months in French oak (30% new), the exuberant, flamboyant 2004 The Factor offers up gorgeously pure blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with smoke, bacon fat, camphor, and graphite. Silky smooth, and, as David Powell says, “the most Barossa-like” of all his wines, it represents Powell’s rendition of a Cote Rotie." Robert Parker

"Deep red-purple; rich, multi-layered palate both in texture and flavour terms; silky black fruits, super-fine tannins, and a long, harmonious finish." James Halliday