- This wine is directly “descended” from RunRig with 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier. This single vineyard wine was planted in 1994 with cuttings off old RunRig vineyards - some of the oldest genetic material in Australia. Shiraz is crushed straight on top of Viognier, which has been lightly pressed for RunRig. The blend of fruit is then co-fermented and later the wine is matured for 18 months in barrels that had been previously used for RunRig.
Robert Parker: 93
"Deep garnet in color, the 1999 The Factor shows an earthy, meaty and gamey nose that is a little musky. Full-bodied and rich, it has medium levels of velvety tannins that hold up the concentrated and long, spicy finish. It is mature now and ready to drink." (Feb 2013)"