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Torbreck The Factor 2018 (750ML)

$86.89
SKU:
TORBFACTB8B
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Vintage:
2018
Format:
750ML
Region:
South Australia
Appellation:
Barossa Valley
Stock Status:
In Stock
ABV:
15%

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

98 JS / 96 WA / 96 DE / 95 WE / 17 JR

#11 James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of Australia 2021

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.—James Suckling

Aged in about 50% new French oak and built for cellaring, the 2018 The Factor is a concentrated, structured Shiraz that should age well for up to two decades. Scents of cedar shavings and vanilla mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate folds in notes of ripe blackberries and mulberries, plus hints of baking spices. Complex, firm and age-worthy, with a long, focused finish, it should be at its best after about five more years..—Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

Chock full of flavour, this charismatic Shiraz oozes Barossa from every pore. Fine tannins tightly frame black cherry-berry fruit, cep powder, cocoa and iron filings for a dry profile and compelling tension. In and among it all, notes of smoked meat, espresso, cedar, graphite, garrigue and violet creams snag the attention. Incisive acidity enhances length and drive. --Sarah Ahmed, Decanter

 

From old vines—some well over a century—in two subregions of northwestern Barossa, this has all the classic Torbreck red hallmarks. With a nose you could drive straight into, it's a bottomless well of plump plum, blackberry, mocha, black olive and bay leaf, with a cedar base notes. The mouthfeel is luscious with concentrated fruit and powerful, well-placed tannins. There's some alcohol heat here and a sheen of high gloss oak, too, but like a well-tailored suit or a timeless black dress, it has decades of shelf life and will always be in fashion. Drink over the next 20 years.-Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast

Blackish crimson. The nose manages to have tarry notes but to suggest enormous smoothness. Gosh, on the palate it's almost like satin! And the tannin and alcohol lightly insinuates on the finish. Hints of cassis and mulberry. And this is approachable already!!! The acidity is well judged. This is pretty smart, if you're looking for a powerful, quintessentially South Australian red – though the price indicates it's fit only for special occasions. Luxurious.-Jancis Robinson

 

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