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    Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2006
    Syrah/Shiraz - Barossa Valley, Australia

    Ratings

    • JH96
    • RP95
    Price: $149.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Australian Wine Companion, 95 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 102768

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Color: Deep, dark magenta.

    Nose: Dark spices and saturated fresh regional Shiraz fruits - tell-tale wafts of blueberry, blackberry, liquorice and black olive. Secondary notes of rosemary, peppercorn, thyme, juices of beef - verging on that of a terrine / corned beef. Subtle cedary French oak in the background is in equilibrium with other incense-like and beguiling artifacts.

    Palate: Lush & expansive, yet with a defined, sleek demeanor. Plush velvety tannins - rounded / polished / dense. Tarry / liquorice blackness - espresso, coffee ground, dark chocolate with high notes of sarsaparilla, aniseed & green olive.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Great colour; oozes blackberry and licorice from the bouquet, and then improbably gains greater impact on the dense, plush palate; just when you think that is it, the freakishly vibrant and juicy finish and aftertaste take over.

    96 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    The 2006 RWT Shiraz was aged for 14 months in 70% new French oak hogsheads. The winery describes its style as opulent and fleshy compared to Grange-s muscular and assertive personality. Opaque purple in color, it offers aromas of Asian spices, beef juice, toast, blueberry, and licorice. Rich, fleshy, and round, it has plenty of underlying tannin, impeccable balance, and a long, pure finish. It will deliver prime drinking from 2014 to 2030.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Smooth and refined, with a wet earth note adding interest to the ripe blueberry, plum and licorice flavors, which linger against a burr of tannins on the long finish. Best from 2011 through 2016. 450 cases imported.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Deep ruby with a bright rim. Rich cherry compote, blueberry and fruitcake aromas are complicated by sexy Asian spices and flowers. Plush black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors are given a refreshingly bitter edge by notes of rhubarb and cracked pepper, picking up silky tannins on the back end. Seductively sweet but focused, with strong finishing minerality and lingering cherry/berry character.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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