Torbreck Shiraz Barossa Valley the Factor 2004

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Torbreck's homage to the great old Shiraz vines of the Barossa Valley and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurt...

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My wine of the night, just ahead of the WOMS and Cimicky Reserve. Decanted 1 hour. Color is a very dark maroon, almost black. Very thick. 100% Shir... Read more

Perfumed on the nose, with hints of roses, pepper and game all adding complexity atop the base of berries and earth. This is wonderfully creamy in ... Read more

96 points out of 100 by James Halliday Read more

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Snooth User: RPerro
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04/11/2009

My wine of the night, just ahead of the WOMS and Cimicky Reserve. Decanted 1 hour. Color is a very dark maroon, almost black. Very thick. 100% Shiraz from 4 vineyards. Nose of very sweet blackberry...maybe blackberry pie, following to the palate, with the addition of blueberries. Very jammy, and still quite young. This really needs another 2-3 years before it begins to shine. Lots of tannins on the finish, which seems to go on forever. An outstanding wine from David Powell!


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Perfumed on the nose, with hints of roses, pepper and game all adding complexity atop the base of berries and earth. This is wonderfully creamy in texture and crammed with lush fruit, but by no means is it what youandrsquo;d dismissively call a fruit bomb, as there is considerable nuance to the flavors, ending on notes of pepper, meat and dried spices. Drink nowandndash;2020.


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Source: Cellar Link Pty Ltd
07/13/2010

96 points out of 100 by James Halliday


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Generous and soft as a down pillow, this balances dense, super-ripe flavors of prune and raisin with black walnut tannins. The florid fruit and charry oak should meld over the next few years, when the texture will parallel lamb shank melting off the bone.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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, andldquo;the most Barossa-likeandrdquo; of all his wines, it represents Powellandrsquo;s rendition of a Cote Rotie. It can be drunk over the next 15andndash;20 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2000 The Factor (1,000 cases) has benefited from the fact that Powell decided not to produce a Run Rig in 2000. It is a compelling wine of great richness, multiple dimensions, and glorious levels of blackberry liqueur-like fruit intermixed with creme de cassis, melted licorice, espresso, and leather. Sweet, expansive, and opulent, it is a lusty, hedonistic, mouth-staining Shiraz that should drink well for 10ndash;15 years.


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Source: Cellar Link Pty Ltd
07/13/2010

89 points out of 100 by Harvey Steiman


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02/25/2010

Torbreck The Factor Shiraz 2004: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (24 Monate), lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Torbreck VintnersRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 7 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


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Winemaker's Notes:

Torbreck's homage to the great old Shiraz vines of the Barossa Valley and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year. The Factor displays the concentration and fruit purity that only the most meticulous farming can achieve. Robert Parker scores this wine 97 points with the comment: "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. It can be drunk over the next 15-20 years."

Torbreck's homage to the great old Shiraz vines of the Barossa Valley and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year. The Factor displays the concentration and fruit purity that only the most meticulous farming can achieve. Robert Parker scores this wine 97 points with the comment: "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. It can be drunk over the next 15-20 years."

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