2001 Torbreck - The Factor 750ml

Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley/ Red / Syrah   |     Watch

IWC 90(+?)   Customer 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(+?)

($85; 100% shiraz Bright medium ruby. Dark raspberry, plum, fruitcake, tar and molasses on the nose. Juicy, tightly wound and very firmly built; the dark berry and fruitcake fla vors began a bit ungiving but showed increasing sweetness in the glass. Finishes firm and quite fresh, with impressive nutty persistence.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 115

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 94
Author: Edward C731
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/08/2014
at a great spot now.. still plenty of primary fruit but has developed an abundant of secondary flavors.. will likely improve another 3-5 years and stay there for 10years or so...

Rating: 91
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 07/04/2012
Not what is was two years ago but still delicious - fruit is diminished and not as prominent but fine tannins remain but less harmonious - past peak but still a year or two of good drinking

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 98
Author: Daddy
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/20/2011
Amazing, with blackberry, blueberry, expresso and a kind of roasted background. Well structured. A splendid shriaz from Barossa valley.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 98
Author: TMac
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/04/2010
We popped this one to celebrate my 6 months off of chemo and clean blood work. This is just an extraordinary wine. The nose is a powerful blast of dark plums, blackberries, and black cherries. A wisp of smoke comes through in the end. The body is perfectly balanced. A rich combination of cassis, blackberries, blueberries, and sweet tannins make for one of the smoothest wines I've tasted. The finish is long (roughly 45+ seconds) with a beautiful layered effect. We felt so lucky to be celebrating such good news with such an incredible bottle of wine.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 93
Author: NobleRot
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/20/2008

4 of 5 people found this review useful.

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About This Producer

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.

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