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Date Printed: 9/1/2015
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2005
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 95240)
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2015: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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 la RWT!

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.

This is another great Barossa vintage, highlighting the strength of any of the Barossa sourced 2005 reds.

Food pairings: Ideal with beef, duck and game.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon