COLOR: Dark cherry red. NOSE: Lifted, fresh and lively, offering an array of ripe summer berries and dark spices, wit...Read more...
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Food Pairings for Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Shiraz Cabernet
Beat out a $34 bottle at a tast testing. Ignor the screw top bottle and enjoy
See our review at snootful(dot)blogspot(dot)com
I have purchased this wine numerous times for myself. It is priced right, and has a nice smooth finish.
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.
Got it at discount, although still expensive here in Slovenia. Liked it very much the first and the second day, great with meats or just by itself. Fruity but not too much for a young wine. Would recommend it.
Deep purple nearly black, spicy on the nose, silky and dark on the palate. Quick finish. I bought this for 12-dollars so there must be a mistake with the price listed here.
External Reviews for Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Shiraz Cabernet
Soft and appealing for its raspberry and white pepper flavors, showing some intensity and finishing crisp. Drink now through 2004.
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.
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.
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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