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Torbreck The Factor 2003 750ml
SKU: 102

Torbreck The Factor 2003

  • wa96
  • ws94
  • v92


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Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Brand Torbreck
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
This is made in the traditional Barossa manner, rich and rewarding upon release and beautifully ethereal with age. Complex and concentrated, the wine is cloaked in velvet tannins that will continue to develop for another 10 years at least. The Factor is all that you would expect of a pureblood Barossa Shiraz.
Wine Advocate
  • wa96

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.

Robert Parker, October 2005
Wine Spectator
  • ws94

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. Best from 2008 through 2020. 1,200 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2006
  • v92

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.

Josh Raynolds, July 2006