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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2009
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2009
(search item no. 116936)
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate 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
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
2002 The Wine News 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:

Glossy. Deep red with a magenta rim. Varietal berried fruits laden with a spray of exotic spices from afar. Scents of red apple skin (Fuji, Pink Lady) and cold cured meats propelled … yes, an unusual pairing. French oak makes a late appearance … a sesame/tahini guise, not that of cedar. The palate is plush, plummy, persuasive. Convincingly Barossa by birthright and Penfolds by style: blueberry/ plummy fruits avec juniper; custom-built, trademark rich mid-palate. Charcuterie, cold (Polish) meat artefact that may well be Shiraz fruit-derived; moreover, peat/coal dust undertones that have, without doubt, been acquired courtesy of the oak and time. Tannins and a buoyant and balanced acidity court a long and persistent finish.

Braised guinea fowl, house cured pancetta, Dutch creams and native thyme (Magill Estate Restaurant).

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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.