Color: Glistening purple
Nose: Giveaway, pristine Barossa Valley Shiraz fruit
aromas; fresh blueberry pie and blood plum. A
barrel-fermented vapor net entraps scents of
cinnamon and nutmeg, violet and bergamot.
Flirting strawberry yogurt and freshly cut
rhubarb aromatics unwittingly entice. A nose
of elevated and finessed perfumed high notes a
Palate: The palate is balanced and full-bodied with a
silken, lush, "tofu-like" texture, replete with
generous, ripe, even yet firm tannins. Flavors of
wild-berry fruits - blueberry, boysenberry and
loganberry, again verging towards raspberry
yoghurt, redefine the "sweet-conserve"
descriptor - neither porty nor residual sugarsweet,
but lush and (dry red) unctuous.
another great Barossa vintage, highlighting the
strength of any of the Barossa sourced 2005 reds.
Food pairings: Ideal with beef, duck and game.
"Good red-purple; fragrant aromas of black cherry, plum and blackberry; utterly delicious mouthfeel and seductive fruit; will live, but extreme patience not needed."
Australian Wine Companion
"Rich, ripe and focused, with a lovely purity to the blackberry, dark plum and sweet spice flavors, playing against bittersweet chocolate notes on the long, expressive finish. Best from 2010 through 2020. 1,500 cases imported."
"The 2005 RWT Shiraz was aged in 70% new French oak hogsheads. The bouquet shows off aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, damp earth, pepper, game, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Velvety textured, supple, ripe and succulent, this elegant effort is impeccably balanced and built for pleasure. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. "
The Wine Advocate