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1999 Torbreck - The Factor

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA /
abv 14.0%
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 59986-1999-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Deep garnet in color, the 1999 The Factor shows an earthy, meaty and gamey nose that is a little musky. Full-bodied and rich, it has medium levels of velvety tannins that hold up the concentrated and long, spicy finish. It is mature now and ready to drink.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Rating: 94

    ($90) Saturated purple- red. Pedigreed Barossa shiraz nose of rare intensity and opulence: heady, spicy cassis and raspberry fruit notes, tar and leather, given the full treatment of smoky vanillin, chocolatey oak. Remarkably smooth and silky for a wine of such concentration and weight. Explosive and exceptionally long on the finish, with flavors of cassis, dark cherry, molasses and plum. At once voluptuous and refined; a wine with great balance and potential.
    Author: Jeremy Oliver
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A beautifully layered wine, rich in texture, with lots of exotic spice notes weaving through the meaty cherry and berry fruit, all of which linger effortlessly on the firm finish. 220 cases imported.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating:

    mature
    Author: TF Winery
Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. Although located in Australia's Barossa Valley, the name comes from a forest in Scotland where Powell previously worked as a lumberjack before becoming a winemaker. Torbreck's production is centered around the classic Barossa Valley varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre), and the winemaking philosophy is based on David's love for the wines of France's Rhone Valley. Along with many intensely flavored red wines blended from old-vine Shiraz and Grenache, Torbreck also produces white wines from Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne.
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 389 bottles owned
  • 91 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 91 collectors)