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2004 Torbreck Shiraz The Factor

  • 97 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 85 JR
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SKU: 59986-2004-750-3A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($105) Opaque ruby. Powerful dark berry liqueur aromas are complemented by a kaleidoscopic array of fresh and dried flowers, incense, Asian spices and vanilla. Suave and silky in texture, with explosive blackberry and mulberry flavors complemented by exotic spice and floral qualities. Finishes with superbly integrated tannins and outstanding persistence, leaving sexy spice and mocha notes in its wake.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: July/August 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Dark and spicy, with a strong orange peel character to the black cherry and licorice flavors, picking up a gamy note as the finish lingers. The tannins are crisp and need time to soften. Shiraz.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Winemaker David Powell. 100% Shiraz. North-western Barossa Valley. All grape parcels are vinified separately, in small open-top fermenters with pump-overs twice daily. The wine is then pressed in a basket press and transferred to French oak barriques and hogsheads for malolactic fermentation. It is aged for a further two years in older oak.Look at the price!! Very dark. Sweet and sumptuous and and mulberries with masses of acidity. It certainly has the characteristics of old-vine wine without uncomfortable exaggerations. Very clean and certainly tarry. A sort of love-or-loathe wine. But it does finish gracefully. Very unlike the rest of the M&S range.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Anonymous | Rating: 96

    Author: johnmhoward
  • Self | Rating: 92

    I drank this at a winemaker's dinner on 8/14/09. It had a FABULOUS bouquet of cherry, bacon fat, licorice, olive, vanilla, pepper and spice aromas. The palate was full bodied with prickly tannins...blackberry, black cherry, licorice, black olive, pepper and spice flavors. It was very muscular and masculine with a long finish.
    Author: Chip
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Much of the characteristics of Cote Rotie on the nose. Dark berry fruit with soft mouth feel. Nice finish. It has potential to get much better.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2020
    Author: Conrad K
  • Self | Rating: 91

    this one took a long time to open up. Recommend to decant for at least an hour. Hot peppery notes that soften after awhile, with blackberry, leather.
    Author: Mr. A
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Very good wine. Dark, plums, huge wine. Perfect end to a long night of heavyweight cabs.
    Author: Lellman2
  • Self | Rating: 97

    We tasted this lovely wine at the vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Torbreck was one of our favorite vineyards--Tetsuya from Sydney (our favorite restaurant) highly recommended this vineyard. This was my favorite of their entire porfolio! It's 100% Shiraz and it was easy finding Shirazes that we fell in love with--this was one of them. It was elegant, silky with notes of blueberry and a little mocha. Simply an excellent wine. They recomend aging this between 8-10 years. It will surely be a treat!
    Author: Damian M
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 401 bottles owned
  • 106 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 106 collectors)