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1999 Torbreck The Factor Barossa Valley (750ml)
Producer: Torbreck Vintners torbreck.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$92.51
Tasting Notes:
tasted: May 29, 2005 , John King
97 points "Color: deep; Nose: intense; Aromas: spicy, woody, black berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: elegant; "
rated: September 30, 2002 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
92 points "A beautifully layered wine, rich in texture, with lots of exotic spice notes weaving through the meaty cherry and berry fruit, all of which linger effortlessly on the firm finish. Best from 2004 through 2012. 220 cases imported. (HS)" Best 2004-2012
rated: October 25, 2002 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
97 points "The spectacular 1999 The Factor is the second vintage of this 100% Shiraz cuvee aged primarily in old French oak for 30 months prior to being bottled with no fining or filtration. David Powell calls it the "most classic Barossa Valley wine" he makes. Yields from these old Shiraz vineyards average 1.35 tons of fruit per acre. The opaque inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by scents of new saddle leather, pepper, creosote, smoke, and blackberry liqueur. This full-bodied, marvelously concentrated, stunningly pure Shiraz is the qualitative equivalent of this estate's flagship offering, the Run Rig. Anticipated maturity: Now-2016." Best 2002-2016