The Factor

The Factor pays homage to the Barossa’s unique point of difference – great old Shiraz vineyards and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year.

Many of these vineyards were planted in the 19th century and because of South Australia’s far-sighted quarantine policy, were not affected by the phylloxera outbreak that ravaged the vineyards of the world in the 1880s. They survive on their own roots more than a century later as clonal time capsules.

The reputation of the Barossa as the pre-eminent red wine growing region of Australia rests firmly on wines such as this.

Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland and you’ll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in our wine naming conventions. The manager on a highland estate is referred to as The Factor.

Current Vintage 2015
Above average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile. This was followed by a helpful deluge for dry grown vineyards in January 2015. Generally dry for the remainder of the vintage, warm days and cool nights created the perfect ripening conditions. The fruit had wonderful freshness, good acidity and perfect balance.
Current Vintage 2014
Growers were challenged by spring frosts in 2013 and a hot dry summer in 2014 that reduced the crop, followed by early February rains that delayed vintage. The lower than average yields produced intense colours and flavours, whilst retaining the desired acid levels.
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2015 - tasting notes and reviews

2014 - tasting notes and reviews

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2013 - tasting notes and reviews

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2012 - tasting notes and reviews

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2010 - tasting notes and reviews

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2009 - tasting notes and reviews

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2008 - tasting notes and reviews

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2007 - tasting notes and reviews

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2006 - tasting notes and reviews

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2005 - tasting notes and reviews

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2004 - tasting notes and reviews

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2003 - tasting notes and reviews

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2002 - tasting notes and reviews

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2001 - tasting notes and reviews

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2000 - tasting notes and reviews

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    CONCORDIS is a collaborative winemaking project that unites four Barossa producers – Kaesler Wines, Seppeltsfield Winery, Torbreck Vintners and Two Hands Wines – to create a unique cuvée from one tonne of their finest Shiraz grapes each vintage
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