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2000 Torbreck The Factor

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January 10, 2021 - $62

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RATINGS

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...multiple dimensions, and glorious levels of blackberry liqueur like fruit intermixed with creme de cassis, melted licorice, espresso, and leather. Sweet expansive, and opulent, it is a lusty, hedonistic, mouthstaining Shiraz...

95James Halliday

...complex mix of dark, ripe plum, cherry, spice and oak on the bouquet, then a marvellously complex palate with multiple layers of flavour to the dark berry fruits, and exceptionally well handled tannin and extract.

91Vinous / IWC

Leathery, herbal, spicy, slightly evolved aromas of small black and red berries, with restrained cedar and vanilla oak notes, licorice, musk and clove. Medium to full in weight, with tannins that are firm but not aggressive.

REGION

Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.