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Rawsons Retreat Shiraz Cabernet. Penfolds 2016

Member Review by Midway659:

Beat out a $34 bottle at a tast testing. Ignor the screw top bottle and enjoy

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Penfolds Wines:
  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

Member Reviews for Rawsons Retreat Shiraz Cabernet. Penfolds

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Snooth User: Midway659
395334
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 12/22/2007

Beat out a $34 bottle at a tast testing. Ignor the screw top bottle and enjoy


Snooth User: dmhokie
102769475
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 12/23/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: hillsborosnobs
10154528
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/19/2011

See our review at snootful(dot)blogspot(dot)com


Snooth User: smudder
82057822
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/14/2011

I have purchased this wine numerous times for myself. It is priced right, and has a nice smooth finish.


Snooth User: PeteRex
47647241
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/16/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Lan2010
34862313
1.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/07/2010

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: PogMoThoin
2081635
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/01/2009

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.


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External Reviews for Rawsons Retreat Shiraz Cabernet. Penfolds

External Review
Vintage: 2013 04/12/2011

This wine is an affordable, everyday, easy-drinking wine and is a classic Australian marriage of fruit power and structure.The fruit is drawn from various South Australian wine regions, in particular


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Soft and appealing for its raspberry and white pepper flavors, showing some intensity and finishing crisp. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/09/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Penfolds Shiraz / Cabernet Rawsons Retreat 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/21/2010

Frisches beeriges Bouquet, fleischiger, fruchtiger und rassiger Körper. Feine Holztannine, eleganter Abgang.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 Penfolds Shiraz / Cabernet Rawsons Retreat 750ml



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