Penfolds Rwt Shiraz South Australia 2004

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Ein beeriges Bouquet mit einem Hauch von exotischen Gewürzen. Typisch Barossa Valley und unverkennbar Penfolds im Geschmack. Beerig und cremig am Gaumen, die Tannine führen mit einer ausgewogenen Säure zu einem anhaltenden Abgang.

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  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

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01/16/2009

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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/29/2009

A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Penfolds Shiraz Rwt 750ml


External Review
02/27/2009

RWT draws fruit from 20 to 100 year-old vineyards arcing across the west and north-west of the Barossa Valley, mostly independently grown. The best vineyards produce fruit of voluptuous intensity, ripe tannins, and juicy flavors. The RWT Shiraz has a very seductive style with a plum/blueberry fruit profile and fine ripe tannins underpinned by savory French oak. Since its first vintage in 1997, collectors have recognised the sheer class of RWT. Already it has a strong secondary market following, illustrating its collectability and cellaring potential. The 2004 was rated 95 pts. by Robert Parker. It was aged for 14 months in new (69%) and one year old (31%) French oak barrels. The palate is opulent, juicy and mouthwatering - a compote of assorted berries plums and cherries. Dark pepper spices adorn the back palate, and the supple tannins are engulfed by the fruit. Extremely limited!! <small>This item excluded from any other offers beyond the 15% case discount. <small>not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator or The Wine Advocate </></small> <small>This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Ein beeriges Bouquet mit einem Hauch von exotischen Gewürzen. Typisch Barossa Valley und unverkennbar Penfolds im Geschmack. Beerig und cremig am Gaumen, die Tannine führen mit einer ausgewogenen Säure zu einem anhaltenden Abgang.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewPractically roars from the glass with vanilla and spice, yet despite aging in mainly new French oak, the fruit flows forth in waves, adding cherries and blackberries to the mix. Creamy, lush and mouthfilling, this is a top-notch effort that may be drunk now and over the next 15 or more years.Wine & Spirits ReviewRated 91Dense and reduced at first, with a blackberry and balsamic edges, this takes form with air. Tart cherry and black pepper spice emerge as the tannins give it definition with their earthy, mineral character. If you choose not to age it, serve it with roast duck.



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Ein beeriges Bouquet mit einem Hauch von exotischen Gewürzen. Typisch Barossa Valley und unverkennbar Penfolds im Geschmack. Beerig und cremig am Gaumen, die Tannine führen mit einer ausgewogenen Säure zu einem anhaltenden Abgang.

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