Wine Enthusiast Torbreck Wines, 2013 Torbreck 'The Factor' Shiraz
"Full-bodied and plush yet vibrant and imbued with fresh fruit, this is simply superb. The oak is present but never dominant, adding brown sugar and cinnamon elements to blueberry, roasted meat, espresso and black olive notes. A hint of peppery spice also creeps into this impossibly complex wine. The finish combines power, length, freshness and dusty tannins, suggesting that while impressive now, it should age well. Drink nowâÄì 2030. Wine Creek. EditorsâÄô Choice. âÄîJ.C." â€“Feb-17
James Suckling Torbreck Wines, 2013 Torbreck 'The Factor' Shiraz
"A very tarry rendition of bold Barossa shiraz matured in older oak, this trades on the innate depth and power of what is captured in the vineyard, a wine that always excels for its ability to meld complexity with focus and purity. Fruit aromas run a broad gamut from redder raspberries to blue fruits and into blackberry, there's a deeply savory tarry, coal dusty edge too. The palate has fine and silky tannins that roll in playfully with deceptive weight, depth and power behind them. Essence-like blackberry fruits, plums and caramelised espresso flavors all intermingle in layered formation, velvety ripe tannins are saturated in deeply ripe flavors, this is a profoundly beautiful and stylish wine. Drink now and for 10+ years."
Wine Spectator Torbreck Wines, 2013 Torbreck 'The Factor' Shiraz
"Intense, with an oozing core of blackberry and wild blueberry flavors, accented by black walnut, espresso, cinnamon and black tea notes. Rich and velvety, focused and seamless, this ends on the elegant side, with a long finish. Shiraz. Drink now through 2026." â€“Nov-16
Small parcels of fruit from old dry grown vines are selected for their individual qualities
and matured separately in a combination of seasoned, second fill and new (40%) French
oak. The wine was assembled in June 2015 and bottled without filtration or fining in
August the same year.