Torbreck, The Factor Shiraz, 2005

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Torbreck, The Factor Shiraz, 2005

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£72.50
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£72.50

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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: David Powell Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102477 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

Torbreck's The Factor 2005 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 2005 The Factor is 100% Shiraz sourced from dry grown vines from six sub-regions of Barossa. It spent 24 months in 30% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers an expressive bouquet of pepper, smoke, espresso roast, blackberry, blueberry, and licorice. Full-bodied and voluptuous on the palate, nuances of saddle leather and mineral emerge to complement the layers of spicy blue and black fruits. The wine is beautifully integrated with enough well-concealed tannin to keep this wine evolving for a decade. The pure finish lingers for 60+ seconds to complete the experience of a totally hedonistic turn-on.” eRobertParker.com

"Superb colour; exceptional mouthfeel courtesy of fine, ripe tannins seamlessly woven through the velvet curtain of black fruits; the flavours echo repeatedly around the mouth." James Halliday