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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2006
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 102768)
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 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: 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.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has 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 standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.