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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz 2006
Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 101374)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is dark and dense with plum red hues and a crimson edge. The nose shows the dark, ripe, aromatic and lifted fruit characters typical of Penfolds. Aromas of Shiraz pepper and spice are completed by notes of cut plums, wild dark fruit, Black Forest Cake, liquorice and aniseed.

Flavors of cherry chocolate, plums and dark fruitcake fill the palate. The well balanced use of oak adds a creamy warm texture of vanilla and toast with a sweet mid-palate and lovely velvety tannins on the finish.

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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.