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2005 Torbreck Shiraz The Factor


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SKU: 59986-2005-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Rich and very ripe, this is distinctive for its black cherry, blackberry and a wide range of spices that make it more interesting. A cardamom note lingers on the long, expressive finish. The tannins are well-integrated. Shiraz.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2005 The Factor is 100% Shiraz sourced from dry grown vines from six sub-regions of Barossa. It spent 24 months in 30% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers an expressive bouquet of pepper, smoke, espresso roast, blackberry, blueberry, and licorice. Full-bodied and voluptuous on the palate, nuances of saddle leather and mineral emerge to complement the layers of spicy blue and black fruits. The wine is beautifully integrated with enough well-concealed tannin to keep this wine evolving for a decade. The pure finish lingers for 60+ seconds to complete the experience of a totally hedonistic turn-on.
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Almost opaque color. Pungent fruit bouquet. Strong pepper followed by dark berry flavors. Nicely integrated tannin backbone. Not really my style of winemaking, but given the right winter weather and hearty food, its an interesting occasional foray.
    Author: Dan L692
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Really nice wine. Lots of glycerin and sweet berry fruit - strawberries and fresh raspberries. Smooth tannins. Quite enjoyable, but given the cost one could argue that there is better bang for the buck. Though, I'm quite happy to be drinking this wine...
    Drink Dates: 2011-2015
    Author: botro
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

  • 331 bottles owned
  • 75 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 75 collectors)