2019 Torbreck The Factor Shiraz
Predominately sourced from the Gomersal and Marananga sub regions of the Barossa with contributions from Krondorf and Ebenezer as well, 2019 was a low yielding vintage producing wines of both impressive concentration and density. Maturation took place in a combination of new (40%), second fill and seasoned French oak barriques for a period of 24 months.
Impenetrable inky black heart with an equally deep dark purple black hue. Making for a hedonist’s delight are soaring aromatics of ripe blackberry, chocolate bullets and dark plum. Mocha, earth and spice ensue. Decadently rich, thick and dense the palate is completely engulfed with a tidal wave of lavish ripe blackberry, liquorice, dark plum and dark chocolate fruit which has a liqueur like texture. Lying beneath are notions of vanillin oak, earthy mocha like characters, hints of boot polish and spice. Velvety yet tightly grained tannin structure. Exceptional intensity concluding with a very long, luxuriously rich aftertaste.
Drink over the next 8-10 years.