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Parker review: "The powerful, complex, dark purple-hued 2003 Shiraz RWT, which comes from the Barossa and spends 15 m...Read more...
The 2003 RWT opened up with cherry fruits, dusty chocolate cocoa powder, rock dust, licorice and animal fur on the nose. The palate started tight b... Read more
Smells like a jar of blackberry jam with a subtel whiff of vanilla and violets. Not overdone, just warm and inviting. Full bodied and glides effo... Read more
The 2001 Shiraz RWT reveals an attractive dense ruby/purple-tinged color as well as an earthy, plum, cherry, and peppery-scented bouquet, medium to... Read more
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The 2003 RWT opened up with cherry fruits, dusty chocolate cocoa powder, rock dust, licorice and animal fur on the nose. The palate started tight but turned plush and velvety with time in the glass as flavors of red fruits, black pepper, dark chocolate and leather strap washed across the palate. The finish was long and refreshing.
Smells like a jar of blackberry jam with a subtel whiff of vanilla and violets. Not overdone, just warm and inviting. Full bodied and glides effortlessly across the palette with spice and cherry. Long slightly tart finish I can see this getting better with time.
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The 2001 Shiraz RWT reveals an attractive dense ruby/purple-tinged color as well as an earthy, plum, cherry, and peppery-scented bouquet, medium to full body, and slightly intrusive acidity. The fruit and weight are such that the acidity is only a minor annoyance as opposed to dominating the winersquo;s character and compressing its texture.
This year, the RWT is tightly wound, masculine and stately, but all in all, a walk in the dark. Smells like soil, meat and char/smoke and tastes likewise, with those flavors enveloping black plum fruit on the palate. Juicy but taut on the finish, like therersquo;s some blueberries thrown in for good measure. Drink after 2008.
Penfolds introduced the RWT mdash; a single-appellation Barossa Valley Shiraz matured in French oak mdash; with the 1997 vintage. This red complements the multiregion Grange bottling, which is matured in American oak. Peter Gago, Penfolds chief winemaker, sourced more than 40 percent of the grapes from Penfolds Kalimna Vineyard. The initials stand for ldquo;Red Winemaking Trial,rdquo; the name given internally to the project, which began in 1995.
Muted aromas, but itrsquo;s generous and jazzy in the mouth, lively with blackberry, cherry and white pepper flavors, remaining zingy through the long, harmonious finish. Hints at white chocolate as the flavors linger. Tannins are firm, but fine. Drink now through 2020.
The outstanding 2002 Shiraz RWT is a 100% Shiraz, single region (Barossa) offering that typically spends 14 months in a combination of two-thirds new and one-third old French oak. Expansive and rich with a broad texture, and a complex nose of white chocolate, raspberries, black cherries, and licorice, this spicy, rich, medium-bodied, elegant 2002 should drink well for 10ndash;12 years.
Big, rich and vibrant, a spectacular mouthful of cherry, currant and a subtle range of peppers and spices and creaminess, finishing with refined tannins and a silky texture that lets the fruit and spice sail on and on. Best from 2009 through 2018. 1,... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2003 Penfolds Shiraz Rwt 750ml
Big, rich and vibrant, a spectacular mouthful of cherry, currant and a subtle range of peppers and spices and creaminess, finishing with refined tannins and a silky texture that lets the fruit and spice sail on and on. Best from 2009 through 2018.
Parker review: "The powerful, complex, dark purple-hued 2003 Shiraz RWT, which comes from<br/>the Barossa and spends 15 months in 70% new and 30% used 300 liter French oak<br/>barrels, boasts blackberry, kirsch liqueur, mulberry, soy, and road tar aromas.<br/>Full-bodied, dense, and rich with beautifully integrated oak, it is more<br/>evolved and forward than the Magill or the Grange. It can be drunk now or<br/>cellared for 10-15+ years." 96/100 points. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate<br/>- Oct-2006)
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