(From 2003 Vintage) Inky purple-black in color, this looks like a heavyweight, and lovers of big, rich wines likely won’t be disappointed. It’s full-bodied, verging on heavy, with chocolaty plum and prune flavors that nevertheless stay surprisingly fresh on the long finish.
Number 6 on Wine Spectator's 2003 Top 100 Wines! 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. Ther...
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 148 on Aug-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/03