Penfolds Shiraz Rwt Ej 2003
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)
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.
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.
External Reviews for Penfolds Shiraz Rwt Ej
Inky purple-black in color, this looks like a heavy weight, and lovers of big, rich wines likely wonandrsquo;t be disappointed. Itandrsquo;s full-bodied, verging on heavy, with chocolaty plum and prune flavors that nevertheless stay surprisingly fresh on the long finish. Itandrsquo;s approachable now, but how long it will last is a tough call.
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.
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.
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
Bright, spicy and vibrant, jazzy with blackberry, cherry and spice flavors, with hints of coffee and anise lingering on the extended finish. The rich flavors are balanced with snappy acidity. Has the intensity to age. Best from 2002 through 2010.
Rich in character and aristocratic in structure, a noble red that wears its subtle cherry, blackberry, chocolate, pepper and sweet spice flavors on a polished frame like a bespoke suit, letting them all play out elegantly on the well-buffed finish. Drink now through 2015.