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2005 Penfolds - Shiraz RWT 750ml
2005 Penfolds - Shiraz RWT
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley
Red / Syrah
2005 Penfolds - Shiraz RWT
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 140

($90) Saturated ruby. Broad, highly aromatic bouquet of blackberry, blueberry, cherry-vanilla and fresh flowers. Spicy red and dark berry liqueur flavors coat the palate, with silky tannins providing firmness. This juicy, suave, very fresh wine finishes with vibrant fruit and excellent length. Delivers serious flavor impact with no excess weight or ripeness. Bet on this rewarding at least a decade of aging.

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JR
17.5

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

RWT (= Red Wine Trial) is a trial that is rather long in the tooth now. It started in 1997 in response to the Baross's growing réclame, and that réclame was celebrated with French rather than American oak. To be honest I’d forgotten this when I first tasted it but the extra focus and tightness on the nose compared with the other reds here is evident from first sniff. Dark crimson, meaty nose without any excessive alcohol obvious on the nose – dryer and tighter somehow. But on the palate the fruit (presumably some old vine stuff) is very rich and round and even slightly salty – some syrup and ground-up tar and gravel is what I got on the palate but I’ve now read what winemaker Peter Gago gets on this: "fresh blueberry (pie) and blood plum. A barrel-fermented vapour net entraps scents of cinnamon and nutmeg, violet and bergamot. Flirting strawberry yogurt (creamy) and freshly cut rhubarb aromatics unwittingly entice". Crikey. I found it not at all sweet – drier than most of these wines - but certainly strong flavours that reminded me rather of gravel essence. Acidity marked but not jagged. £45

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Community Reviews

Brenda Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 01/21/2014 Drink Dates: 2007-2015

91

Daniel-san Trust Rating: 90 Tasted On: 10/15/2011

Excellent - Paired with Prosciutto and Fig pizza. We had it at Crested Butte, The secret stash for 1st anniversary.

94

Anonymous Author Trust Rating: 84 Tasted On: 09/26/2010

Just great.

93

rrrobins Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 10/06/2008

Full, rich and plush

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