Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Shiraz Cabernet 2009
Penfolds Rawson's Retreat wines present classic single-varietal and varietal blends in an approachable, fresh-flavoured style. Drawing on Penfolds' extensive vineyard resources, the wines offer a first-rate quality and value guarantee, presenting the drinker with an affordable taste of everyday Australian wine at its best.
Beat out a $34 bottle at a tast testing. Ignor the screw top bottle and enjoy
Three and a half glasses
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I have purchased this wine numerous times for myself. It is priced right, and has a nice smooth finish.
Three and a half glasses
One and a half glasses
I have a particular patients with Penfold’s due to when I began drinking wine, the first few where Penfold’s. I have always been a fan of Rawson’s Retreat Shiraz/Cab, it’s a good wine for its price. I will admit that the 2006 vintage was less enjoyable but that was across the board with Aussie wines in my opinion. 2007 was supposed to be a bad year but I am pleased with most I have tried. The particular wine has a rich nose, full of plumb. It has a medium to full body, tannins a little higher then I normally enjoy, but the big fruit leaves this wine only slightly unbalance. The finish is smooth, and would pair well with a fat juicy steak. Mmmmmm steak. Moving on… Any flaws I find in this wine are quickly subdued by its unbeatable price. Drink Up.
External Reviews for Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Shiraz Cabernet
Another chapter in the steeped history of the Penfoldrsquo;s label, this wine is from the original Penfoldrsquo;s Vineyards surrounding the summer cottage of Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold. A thirst-quenching quaffer to enjoy year round as a family favorite red.
Soft and appealing for its raspberry and white pepper flavors, showing some intensity and finishing crisp. Drink now through 2004.
A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Penfolds Shiraz / Cabernet Rawsons Retreat 750ml
Frisches beeriges Bouquet, fleischiger, fruchtiger und rassiger Körper. Feine Holztannine, eleganter Abgang.
A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 Penfolds Shiraz / Cabernet Rawsons Retreat 750ml
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COLOR: Dark cherry red. NOSE: Lifted, fresh and lively, offering an array of ripe summer berries and dark spices, with just a touch of subtle oak lurking in the background. PALATE: A lovely balance of summer berries and light spices with soft tannins adding length on the palate. This medium bodied wine has an attractive fleshy mid-palate and juicy freshness on the finish, ideal for early drinking enjoyment.
Aged in American Oak.
Aged in French Oak.
|Alcohol: 13.5%||pH: 3.56|
|Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter|
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