2011 Penfolds Shiraz RWT
Barossa Valley, South Australia
96 JH; 93+ WA
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$71.99 as part of a mixed case.
Sorry, sold out. Awaiting ETA on next vintage.
"The RWT Shiraz has a very seductive style with a plum/blueberry fruit profile and fine ripe tannins underpinned by savoury French oak."
"RWT draws fruit from 20 to 100 year-old vineyards arcing across the west and north-west of the Barossa Valley, mostly independently grown. The best vineyards produce fruit of voluptuous intensity, ripe tannins, and juicy flavours."
"92 pts ... A spicy, savoury, tangy and elegant variation on the RWT style, true to the season. It's led by firm, finely structured tannins and astringent acidity, underlined by dark chocolate French oak (51% new). There's gamey, peppery character here, without the focus or integrity of the great vintages, though a sound result for the '11 season. Drink through 2026."
"93+ pts ... Aged in 51% new oak, all of which is French, the deep purple-black colored 2011 RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz reveals a gorgeous, black fruit and warm blueberry nose enhanced by violets and pepper notes with hints of tree bark and earth. Medium to full-bodied with a great amount of expressive flavor framed by firm, grainy tannins, the oak pokes out a bit on the long finish. Drink 2015 to 2028+. "
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