Original
76 Ratings
Penfolds RWT Shiraz Barossa Valley
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Penfolds

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

COLOUR: Glossy. Deep red with a magenta rim. NOSE: Varietal berried fruits laden with a spray of exotic spices from afar. Scents of red apple skin (Fuji, Pink Lady ?) and cold cured meats propelled … yes, an unusual pairing. French oak makes a late appearance … a sesame/tahini guise, not that of cedar. PALATE: Plush. Plummy, Persuasive. Convincingly Barossa by birthright and Penfolds by style: blueberry/ plummy fruits avec juniper; custom-built, trademark rich mid-palate. Charcuterie, cold (Polish) meat artefact that may well be Shiraz fruit-derived; moreover, peat/coal dust undertones that have, without doubt, been acquired courtesy of the oak and time. Tannins and a buoyant and balanced acidity court a long and persistent finish.

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    Like silk in the mouth. Just an incredible mouth feel. So plush and lush. Nose of berries fruits and exotic spices. Scent of red apple. Pn the palate, fleshy plum. Some juniper, dark chocolate and umami. Almost creamy. Great long finish.

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/19/2012