Torbreck Shiraz Barossa Valley the Factor 2007

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The 2007 The Factor is a 100% Shiraz cuvee. Alluring notes of game, bacon, incense, and blueberry lead to a ripe, lay...

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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

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Snooth User: RPerro
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 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!


Snooth User: eikmeister
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 10/29/2007

Bloody nice red.


Snooth User: eovemar
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/20/2007

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External Reviews for Torbreck Shiraz Barossa Valley the Factor

External Review
Vintage: 2005 08/03/2008

This shiraz is everything you're looking for in a full-bodied red wine. It's aged in wood (40% new) for 2 years before bottling. This adds a spicy element on the palate that's a perfect match with the near "confit" like, ripe fruit concentration.


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Vintage: 2004 06/24/2010

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2004 04/16/2014

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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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2004 04/16/2014

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 you’d dismissively call a fruit bomb, as there is considerable nuance to the flavors, ending on notes of pepper, meat and dried spices. Drink now–2020.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2004 05/22/2011

Remarkably, the 2002 The Factor may be even more awesome than the 2001. It boasts a blackberry liqueur-like intensity with chocolately richness intermixed with blackberries, raspberries, and cherries. The unctuous texture, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin frame-up this magnificant wine. It should drink well for 15+ years. Interestingly, the 2002 The Factor did not have the Cote Rotie-like roasted element found in the 2001, no doubt because 2002 was a much cooler growing year than the record heat experienced in 2001.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/16/2010

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 07/13/2010

92 points out of 100 by Harvey Steiman


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 The Factor is a 100% Shiraz cuvee. Alluring notes of game, bacon, incense, and blueberry lead to a ripe, layered, complex wine lacking the opulence of top vintages such as 2002, 2004, and 2005. Nevertheless, this is an outstanding wine that will be at its best from 2013 to 2022.

The 2007 The Factor is a 100% Shiraz cuvee. Alluring notes of game, bacon, incense, and blueberry lead to a ripe, layered, complex wine lacking the opulence of top vintages such as 2002, 2004, and 2005. Nevertheless, this is an outstanding wine that will be at its best from 2013 to 2022.

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