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1998 Torbreck - The Factor 750ml
1998 Torbreck - The Factor
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley
Red / Syrah
1998 Torbreck - The Factor
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Professional Reviews


Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 135

A stunning effort is the 1998 The Factor. This 100% Shiraz cuvee of 240 cases is made from 50-130-year old vines. No new oak is used, although some of the press wine does see new American oak. Supple, with a telltale, ostentatious bouquet of black fruits intermixed with smoke, licorice, and melted asphalt, this super-extracted, velvety-textured, sumptuous, pure, rich, impeccably well-balanced Shiraz is best consumed during its first decade of life.

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Wine Spectator Author: Harvey Steiman

Soft and spicy, with charming cherry and raspberry flavors. Not as big and round as many Barossa Shirazes, making for a supple, appealing, drink-me-now red.

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Community Reviews


Juan K Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 08/28/2011


Daniel B Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 01/17/2009 Drink Dates: 2009-2015

Still sports a deep red color with strong scents of tar, plums, vanilla spice, and lemon curd (a weird nuance - I know). Tannins still make their presence known but they are softening. Good length with decent levels of acidity. Has plenty of time left.

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