Torbreck The Factor 2002

Torbreck The Factor 2002
$129.99

SKU 101

750ml

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The Factor pays homage to the Barossa's unique point of difference - great old Shiraz vineyards and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year.
Category Red Wine
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Brand Torbreck
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
  • wa99

Wine AdvocateRemarkably, the 2002 The Factor may be even more awesome than the 2001. It boasts a blackberry liqueur-like intensity with chocolatey richness intermixed with blackberries, raspberries, and cherries. The unctuous texture, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin frame-up this magnificent wine. It should drink well for 15+ years. Interestingly, the 2002 The Factor did not have the Cote Rotie-like roasted element found in the 2001, no doubt because 2002 was a much cooler growing year than the record heat experienced in 2001.

October 24, 2004
  • ws83

Wine SpectatorA strong earthy flavor runs through the otherwise generous fruit character. Finishes firm. Not as generous, pure and complete as other vintages. Shiraz. Best after 2007. 900 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, 2005