Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 The Factor begins with lovely warm blackberry and creme de cassis notes highlighted by mulberries, mincemeat and dusty earth scents. Very big, rich and full, the palate has some dried berry character, a firm level of chewy tannins, balanced acid freshness and a long finish. Drink it from 2014 to 2024+.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94(100% shiraz): Opaque purple. Displays deeply pitched aromas of blackberry liqueur, singed plum, pipe tobacco and smoky Indian spices, with suave vanilla and fruitcake qualities adding complexity. Lush, palate-coating dark fruit flavors show striking depth, with intense allspice, floral pastille and cracked pepper notes providing lift. Distinctly rich and expansive shiraz with superb finishing clarity and length and smooth tannins that sneak in late.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: July/August 2014
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Ripe and spicy, playing its black cherry, smoke and cream flavors against fine tannins and a rich but open texture, finishing with plushness. This has the length and balance for aging. Shiraz.Author: Harvey Steiman
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
- 11 bottles owned
- 5 collectors