Torbreck Vinters 'The Factor'
The Factor is predominantly from the Gomersal and Marananga sub-regions of the Barossa, providing dense texture and richness to the palate with subtle notes of olive tapenade, saddle leather and minerals. Ripe aromas of Satsuma plum, wild blackberries, dark chocolate and five spice entwined with a dark core of espresso roast, ripe mulberries and saltbush. Brooding and densely packed, this lavish wine has ample generosity to cellar for more than 20 years, where it will slowly unravel its beguiling riches.
“A pristine nose of ripe and intense blackberries, blueberries and redcurrants, as well as some sanguine, rust-like notes. This is an excellent edition of The Factor. I like the power and focus this wine delivers and, in 2018, it is a wine of great length and presence.
Abundant ripe blackberries bathe the palate. Try from 2025”. 98/100
“Very deep, dark red/purple colour, with a bouquet that shouts north-western Barossa: graphite, ironstone, fresh-turned earth, savoury and complex. The wine is very full-bodied, and strongly built: the carpentry is impressive (that’s structure, not oak). Superbly rich, fleshy and sustained through a very long palate and follow-through. It shapes up like a whopper but the tannins are supple and fine, smooth and not at all forbidding as we might have anticipated. Excellent. (30% new French oak. Northern & Western Barossa grapes) Drink 2021–2043”. 96/100
Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
96/100 - The Wine Advocate
95/100 - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday)