2013 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.
98 WE "Editor's Choice"; 94 WS
$94.49 as part of a mixed case.
12 bottles available.
"The 2013 is predominantly from the Gomersal and kalimna sub-regions of the Barossa providing real texture and richness to the palate.
Dense, dark plum, black pepper, spice and bacon rind are all perfectly supported with a dark core of ripe blackberries, leather and earth.
The palate is all about texture and combines richness and purity of fruit with subtle notes of olive tapenade, saddle leather and spice.
Brooding and densely packed, this lavish wine has ample generosity to cellar for many years, where it will slowly unravel its beguiling riches."
"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."
"98 pts ...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 now–2030. "
"94 pts ... 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."
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