Torbreck's 'The Factor' delivers dense, full bodied flavours of blackberry and dark chocolate alongside hints of Christmas cake, espresso roast, pipe smoke and some peppery spice. There's immaculate purity to the fruit, and the brooding palate is sure to develop further with time in the bottle.
Awards and Accolades
95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Dates, prunes, saltbush and blackberry. It's not the freshest or most defined of styles, but both intensity and depth are excellent, tannin is al dente, and the linger of flavour through the finish is not to be sneezed at. Indeed all up, it's most impressive."
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "If you’re looking for detail, freshness, delicacy or finesse; look away. But for power, length, curls of tannin and straight-out impact, this puts some serious runs on the board. It tastes of prunes, dates, saltbush and liquorice, its more earthen/spicy notes playing third fiddle. It also shows clear signs of alcohol warmth. But it has to be said that the finish of this wine, complete with a cappuccino-like sprinkling of chocolate, is impressively firm and rich."
From the Winery
The manager on a highland estate is referred to as The Factor. The Factor is our homage to the great old Shiraz vines of the Barossa Valley and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year
The 2014 is predominantly from the Gomersal and Ebenezer sub-regions of the Barossa providing real texture and richness to the palate.
Dense, dark plum, black pepper, spice are all perfectly supported with a dark core of ripe blackberries, leather and earth. The palate is all about texture and combines richness and purity of fruit with subtle notes of olive tapenade, saddle leather and spice. Brooding and densely packed, this lavish wine has ample generosity to cellar for many years, where it will slowly unravel its beguiling riches.
Small parcels of fruit from old dry grown vines are selected for their individual qualities and matured separately in a combination of seasoned, second fill and new (40%) French oak. The wine was assembled and bottled without filtration or fining in June 2016.
Don't Pay: $130.00
WBW Rating: 96/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: David Powell
Drink now until: 2030
Alc/Vol: 15 %
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