73 Ratings
Penfolds RWT Shiraz Barossa Valley
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Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) It was a deep dark red colour. On the nose there was blackberry, liquorice and chocolate. On the palate it was a big rich generous Shiraz with strong berry flavours and the lingering liquorice and chocolate.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) A beautiful classic vintage. Violet blackcurrant, .blueberry/chocolate aromas with some herb garden/floral notes. A buoyant, expansive, mouth-filling wine with richly concentrated chocolaty/plum/blueberry flavours, chalky fine tannins and underlying cedar oak. Finishes long and sweet. An utterly seductive and brilliantly balanced wine.

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    wonderful, keeping with rwt pedigree. sweet but shows bit of complexity and dimension. smooth and long finish.

    about 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 155
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 155 on Oct-04
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine & Spirits
    Penfoldsrsquo; Red Wine Trail takes Grange-level shiraz (50 percent from Kalimna) and ages it in French rather than American oak. Its flavors carry a Barossa signature without going too ripe. In fact, this 2001 tastes like black currants and fresh cherries preserved at the exact moment of peak ripeness. The other way itrsquo;s marked as a Barossa shiraz is the floral character, here equally fresh, cool as dew on violets. The French oak may have helped lock in the vibrant magenta color, and it may emphasize the supple richness fo texture. But the main play is in the fruit, hight-toned, sunny, beautifully grown.