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2003 Torbreck - The Factor Syrah - Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley - Red

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Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

Red Syrah
Producer Notes

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... More »

WS 94
IWC 92
WA 96
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2030 WA: 2005-2020 WS: 2008-2020
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IWC 92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 127

($105) Deep violet. Boysenberry, blueberry, dark plum, baking spices, smoked meat, cured tobacco and a hint of graphite on the flamboyant nose. Explosively flavored and rich, with lush dark berry, plum preserve and fruitcake flavors lifted by notes of candied licorice and minerals. A sweet, fat wine that's also focused, even elegant, with a suave, spicy finish featuring big but harmonious tannins. Shows impressive energy for the vintage, too.

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 161
Drink Dates 2005-2020

The 2003 The Factor (100% Shiraz aged 24 months in old French oak) is a riveting effort that displays the exquisite talent of David Powell. Its smoky perfume of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cherries, acacia flowers, and espresso roast is followed by a full-throttle, multi-layered palate as well as a 60-second finish. This stunning Shiraz should drink well for 10-15+ years.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008-2020

Dense and distinctive Shiraz that provides a lavish mouthful of licorice- and tar-accented purple plum, blueberry and sweet spice flavors. Framed with oak, but not at all woody. The finish rolls along unperturbed by the fine-grained tannins. 1,200 cases made.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 94.118%
Tasted On 11/24/2012
Drink Dates 2010-2030
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.639%
Tasted On 04/17/2009
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