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Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Merlot 2004

Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Merlot 2004

Merlot from Australia

Price: $8.99
Item No. 81657

Winemaker's Notes

Penfolds Rawson's Retreat wines present classic single varietal and varietal blends in an approachable, fresh-flavoured style. Drawing on Penfolds' extensive vineyard resources, the wines offer a first-rate quality and value guarantee, presenting the drinker with an affordable taste of everyday Australian wine at its best.

The name Rawson's Retreat is an informal reference to the stone cottage built in 1845 by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold at the famous Magill vineyard in Adelaide, where he, with wife Mary and daughter Georgina, had settled the year before and were to establish the Penfolds winery which still operates today.

Colour: Deep and bright youthful crimson with a purple edge.

Nose: Fresh and vibrant varietal merlot with heady aromas of summer pudding and berry coulis, diced with mint and blueberry.

Palate: A juicy, youthful and lively palate. Soft, ripe tannins court appealing varietal flavours of dark plums, raspberry and rhubarb. The wine has a medium to full body with a fleeting suggestion of savoury meats arousing further interest towards the finish.

Ideally suited to Lamb, Pasta

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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...

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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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