95 pts Wine Spectator 6/3018
Juicy and vibrant up front, balancing power and elegance, this offers a precise mix of gingerbread, orange peel, date and black walnut notes that segue seamlessly into chocolate-covered dried blueberry and blackberry flavors. Everything comes together with tremendous grace and harmony on the long, epic finish. The polished tannins never get in the way. Shiraz. Drink now through 2028. 400 cases made, 175 cases imported.
97 pts James Suckling December 2018
This is a wine of impressive depth and detail with a strong delivery of ripe and lively black cherries, blackberries, blood plums and mulberries. Dark chocolate, baking spices and tarry nuances, too. The palate has immensely powerful flavors that are faithfully guarded with long, deep tannins, carrying a very confident, sexy and convincing expression of great Barossa shiraz. A superb wine. Drink or hold.
96 pts Wine Advocate March 2018
I’m a sucker for the complex floral and savory aromas on the nose of Torbreck’s 2015 The Factor. It’s 100% Shiraz aged in predominantly older oak and features notes of violets, hickory smoke, mint, blueberries and mocha. It’s full-bodied but structured, with firm tannins and acids that give the palate shape and length. While nearly approachable now, it should age well for over a decade.