Red

2012 Torbreck The Factor

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • CC_H Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 26, 2022 - 100% old-vine Barossa Shiraz. Totally opaque almost black ruby in the glass. The nose is very pure and expressive with beautifully defined dark plum, blackberry, chocolate, cherry, earth, five spice and cured meats. The palate is rich and concentrated with a nice balance between ripe dark fruits and dried, savoury notes. At 10 years of age the tannins are now silky and almost fully resolved leading into a long, building finish. This is a big, uncompromising Barossa Shiraz that still feels pretty youthful but overall lacks the complexity to really move to the next level.

  • Shloly wrote: 90 points

    February 1, 2022 - The wine is clear, with deep ruby color and thick legs.
    On the nose the wine is clean, with medium plus aromas of ripe red fruits, plums, red forest berries, fresh meat, and earthiness notes.
    On the palate the wine is dry, with medium plus acidity, medium ripe tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus flavors of ripe red fruits, cooked and steamed vegetables, dried fig, fresh cooked meat.
    The wine is of a very good quality, due to its complexity, length and vibrancy. It is enjoyable now, but can benefit from slight further aging, in order to balanced even more between the fruit driven style and the secondary flavors it has in its potential.

  • Cooky474 wrote: 93 points

    January 25, 2021 - Dark/opaque in colour.

    Still a very young wine. Opulent, ripe fruits but with a core of acidity. Not my usual style of wine (I prefer the refinement that cooler-climate shirazes generally bring) but this was, unequivocally, an exceptional bottle of wine. Drunk over the course of the evening and I was wishing for more after finishing the last glass. Full-bodied with a long-length.

    Our only bottle from a visit to the winery, but would definitely buy again, if only to see how this ages as there was nothing to suggest that it will fall over any time soon like some other high-alcohol, over-oaked points-chasing messes that I have had the misfortune of trying in the past...

  • beatles wrote: 94 points

    March 27, 2020 - Drinking like a new born wine with cascades of lush Barossa-fruit, blackberry galore, some tannnins, a good backbone keeps this upright in spite of the abundance of fruit. It will last long, but it is certainly no crime to enjoy now.
    #corona

  • JLEE_84 wrote: 88 points

    December 30, 2019 - Dark ruby in color. On the nose, strong vanilla, oak, black fruits. On the palate, sweet, jammy, big wine. Length of finish is amazing long. However, the high alcohol overwhelms the balance of the wine and makes it hard to enjoy.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Torbreck
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation The Factor
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley
  • UPC Code 9333343003041

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  • Pending Delivery 5 (2%)
  • In Cellars 242 (77%)
  • Consumed 68 (22%)

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