Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2007
from Barossa Valley, Australia
ratings pedigree (past vintages):
Dark red. Opulent glaceed fruits nose - saturated blueberry and
satsuma plum elude from a freshly mixed summer berry compote. Stylish cedary oak marries with mixed spices and an element of (Gorgonzola) blue-vein cheese. Aromatically decries Barossa, and Shiraz - but not separately, as per these words! On the palate firm, lively and vibrant. Cola and a flavor sensation not dissimilar to a generous longitudinal slice of Blackforest cake, replete with fruits. Tight, finely-grained harmonious oak and lacy, mouth-coating tannins induce a multidimensional 3D palate, tempered by crisp acidity. Awash with flavor, depth and extract. The essence of Barossa Valley Shiraz.
RWT Shiraz was launched in May 2000 with the 1997 vintage.
Its style is opulent and fleshy, contrasting with Grange, which is
more muscular and assertive. RWT is made from fruit primarily
selected for its aromatic qualities and fine texture rather than sheer
intensity or power of flavour. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level.
alcohol by volume:
"Excellent crimson-purple; an unapologetic full-bodied shiraz, with waves of blackberry, plum and licorice; tannins and oak, too, are in abundance. Extremely rigourous selection has paid big dividends."
Australian Wine Companion
"he 2007 RWT Shiraz is 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz matured 13 months in French hogsheads, 71% new. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it presents youthfully mute aromas of warm blackberries, stewed plums, kirsch, cedar and cloves with an array of Indian spices opening out with air. In the full-bodied mouth it gives very firm, coarsely grained tannins, very crisp acid and good concentration, finishing long and chewy. It should be more open and approachable after a year or two in bottle, drinking to 2022+. "
The Wine Advocate
"Dense, fleshy and generous with its cherry and red berry flavors,
wrapped in pepper and licorice, persisting impressively on the
broad finish. Best from 2012 through 2017."
"Deep, bright ruby. Sexy, perfumed scents of blackcurrant preserves, cherry-cola, mocha and violet, with a suave smokiness arriving with aeration. Juicy and silky in texture, with deep dark fruit and spice flavors framed by gentle tannins. The cola and floral notes repeat on the finish, which lingers with excellent persistence and a resonating spicy quality. This wine will be approachable in its youth but also has the balance to age. This year's version saw 71% new French oak."
International Wine Cellar
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