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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Torbreck The Factor Shiraz 2007
Torbreck The Factor Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 116664)
collectible wine
older vintages

Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Factor displays the concentration and 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 its extravagant riches.
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About Torbreck:

Torbreck, founded in 1994 by David Powell, is situated at Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa. Since that time he has produced some of the world?s finest 'Rhone varietal' wines, exclusively from Barossa fruit; this has been acknowledged by the wine press in Europe, America and Australia. The overwhelming majority of his vines are dry-grown, nearly all are 80 - 125 years old and are tended and harvested by hand.

The wines have an extraordinary combination of power, intesity, complexity and great finesse, and bearing in mind the age of the vines and the laughably low yields, no Torbreck wine could ever be accused of being heavy, cloying or over-extracted.