Brooding and densely packed, this majestic wine has the constitution to cellar for many years where it will slowly unravel its extravagant riches. The reputation of the Barossa as the pre-eminent red wine growing region of Australia rests firmly on wines such as this.
19 / 20 pts –
This is one of a number of wines in this report which scores a hefty 19/20 in my notes. I have no doubt that this is one of the most awesome Factors ever released and I have a feeling that we will see even more progress made by The Factor; in years to come. This is such a complex and rewarding wine it is shocking. The heady, garrigue perfume and calibre of oak involved is off the charts. Layer upon layer of decadent spice and toast coat the palate and these savoury, mouth-watering flavours are enrobed in luxurious red and black fruit. This wine marks a conscious move towards Torbreck reds being assembled with more tension and control, too, and so unlike the monolithic wines of the past I think that we are seeing the evolution period for this iconic Barossa brand that will bring in class and distinction to the already imposing structure of these legendary red wines.- Matthew Jukes, 2018/19 100 Best Australian Wines
97 Points – 2015 vintage, James Halliday, Wine Companion 2019