2010 Torbreck The Factor Shiraz
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Gobs of dark fruit, big and full-bodied, not for the faint of heart. Delicious with simple dishes such as pepper steak, leg of lamb with rosemary, pork roast infused with oergano and rosemary.
$94.49 as part of a mixed case.
Sorry, sold out. New vintage ETA pending.
"Our homage to the great old Shiraz vines of the Barossa Valley and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year. The 2010 Factor displays the concentration & fruit purity that only the most meticulous farming can achieve.Delicate scents of wild blackberries, pipe smoke and pepper are supported by a dark core of espresso roast, black currants and coal.The palate offers tremendous texture and combines great richness with subtle notes of olive tapenade, saddle leather and minerals.Brooding and densely packed, this majestic wine has the constitution to cellar for many years where it will slowly unravel itsextravagant riches."
"Small parcels of fruit from old dry grown vines are selected for their individual qualities and matured separately in both new and old French barriques. The wine was assembled in June 2012 and bottled without filtration or fining in August the same year. 15.8% alc."
"97 pts ...Deep garnet-purple colour and a 100% Shiraz wine aged in predominately older oak, the 2010 The Factor reveals a stunningly beautiful nose of creme de cassis, plum pudding and blackberry coulis with intriguing flourishes of licorice, dark chocolate, cloves and peppered salami. Big and voluptuously fruited in the full bodied mouth, this is a full-on, complex Shiraz possessing a great foundation of firm, rounded tannins and an energised acid backbone to bring everything to a finish with outstanding length and harmony. Approachable now. Drink 2016 - 2028+"
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