1999 The Factor Torbreck

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£87.00 DP

Average critic rating : 95.0 points



The spectacular 1999 The Factor is the second vintage of this 100% Shiraz cuvee aged primarily in old French oak for 30 months prior to being bottled with no fining or filtration. David Powell calls it the most classic Barossa Valley wine he makes. Yields from these old Shiraz vineyards average 1.35 tons of fruit per acre. The opaque inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by scents of new saddle leather, pepper, creosote, smoke, and blackberry liqueur. This full-bodied, marvelously concentrated, stunningly pure Shiraz is the qualitative equivalent of this estate's flagship offering, the Run Rig. Robert Parker, Oct 2002



Deep garnet in color, the 1999 The Factor shows an earthy, meaty and gamey nose that is a little musky. Full-bodied and rich, it has medium levels of velvety tannins that hold up the concentrated and long, spicy finish. It is mature now and ready to drink. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

Torbreck’s wines are widely regarded as exceptional. Torbreck captures the essence of the finest vineyards in Barossa Valley, home to some of the oldest vines in the world. Blockbusters these are not – Torbreck’s modern-style Australian wines are beautifully elegant and display a superb freshness that pays homage to the Rhone Valley. A low percentage of new oak is used across the range, apart from the super-cuvée The Laird, which was awarded 100 points by the Wine Advocate for the 2005 vintage.

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