Harvey SteimanA big wine with an extraordinary sense of elegance, positively glowing with gorgeous blueberry, plum and white pepper flavors that skim across the palate like a sailboat in a perfect wind. Hints of mineral and spice weave through the long, long finish. Classic stuff.
- WS, Harvey Steiman Issue: Sep 15 2004
Robert Parker Jnr.The 100% Shiraz offering, the exquisite 2001 The Factor, aged 24 months in French oak (30% new), possesses a roasted, Cote Rotie character than its Shiraz siblings. Blackberry, blueberry, espresso roast, smoke, and a roasted component are found in this intense, rich effort along with considerable structure, fabulous density, and a broad, deep, profound palate.
- WA, Robert Parker Jnr. Issue: #155
James HallidayDense red-purple; vanilla and cedar surround a rich core of black fruits; excellent extract and length; good oak.
- AWC, James Halliday Issue: Dec 2003