TORBRECK 'THE FACTOR' SHIRAZ 2016

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Joe Czerwinski
SKU
TFSH201613 UCAU
$119.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$119.99 Per item
In the words of Torbreck, The Factor is 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 is predominantly from the Gomersal and Marananga sub-regions of the Barossa, providing dense texture and richness to the palate with subtle notes of olive tapenade, saddle leather and minerals. Ripe aromas of plum and wild blackberries, olive, pepper and spice are all supported by a dark core of espresso roast, ripe blackberries and saltbush. Brooding and densely packed, this lavish wine has ample generosity to cellar for many years, where it will slowly unravel its beguiling riches.
In the words of Torbreck, The Factor is 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 is predominantly from the Gomersal and Marananga sub-regions of the Barossa, providing dense texture and richness to the palate with subtle notes of olive tapenade, saddle leather and minerals. Ripe aromas of plum and wild blackberries, olive, pepper and spice are all supported by a dark core of espresso roast, ripe blackberries and saltbush. Brooding and densely packed, this lavish wine has ample generosity to cellar for many years, where it will slowly unravel its beguiling riches.

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

Joe Czerwinski

Torbreck's 2016 The Factor incorporates what winemaker Ian Hongell calls their "most structured Shiraz, from a lot of ironstone soils." It spends two years in French oak barriques, half of which were new, so it shows hints of cedar pencil shavings and toasted coconut layered over ripe blackberries and spice. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it finishes long, with terrific energy and drive. It should prove to be one of the longest-lived wines from this lineup