2002 Penfolds Wines Shiraz RWT Barossa Valley
A modern Penfolds classic that is at once both sophisticated and hedonistic. Dense crimson red in the glass. On the nose, rich, saturated, Christmas pudding-like fruit and stylish French oak are immediately obvious, followed by more subtle aromas of dried glace fruits and underlying dark liquorice and prune. A sleek, luscious Barossa Valley Shiraz in which a core of blueberry fruit and ripe tannins contribute to phenomenal length of flavour. There is also a refined, luxurious, praline-like flavou...
International Wine CellarDeep ruby. Ripe, fresh aromas of sweet cherry, blackcurrant and chocolate, accented by gentle, sexy oak spice. Remarkably supple and elegant on the palate, with juicy, vibrant redcurrant and raspberry flavors, supported and enhanced by cinnamon, mace and candied violet. This has weight, structure and depth but it's also balanced, precise and suave, finishing on a bright, silky note, with polished, ripe tannins.
Vintage ChartRating for Australia-South Australia-Adelaide-Barossa: 95 (good year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>
User Tasting Note
jqspybeautiful nose followed by an interesting tangy but not sour finish. the strength goes off 4 hours later leaving a more subdued nose and finish. still decent but did not exhibit typical Aussie traits.