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2002 Penfolds Shiraz RWT

  • 95 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 56070-2002-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($70) Deep ruby. Ripe, fresh aromas of sweet cherry, blackcurrant and chocolate, accented by gentle, sexy (French) oak spice. Remarkably supple and elegant on the palate, with juicy, vibrant redcurrant and raspberry flavors, supported and enhanced by cinnamon, mace and candied violet. This has weight, structure and depth but it's also balanced, precise and suave, finishing on a bright, silky note, with polished, ripe tannins.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: July/August 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Deep garnet colored, the 2002 RWT Shiraz presents a lovely aromatic core of fragrant berry preserves, plums and kirsch, anise and a touch of incense. Full-bodied, concentrated and taut, this is still very youthful with lively acid and a firm, fine tannic backbone to support the very long finish.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Muted aromas, but it's generous and jazzy in the mouth. Lively, with blackberry, cherry and white pepper flavors remaining zingy through the long, harmonious finish. Hints at white chocolate as the flavors linger. Tannins are firm, but fine.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Inky Purple color. Blackberry, black cherry, pencil shavings on the nose. Black peper and ginger on the palate. Moderately soft tannins. Nice finish and excellent balance...this doesn't come across hot at all considering the alcohol content.
    Author: MBates 42
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Rich garnet with a dark, inky black core. Great nose; aromatic spicy black fruit, plum, mulberry and sweet blackcurrant. Classic Shiraz. Full bodied with ripe tannins. Rich concentrated black fruits, mulberry, black pepper and maybe a hint of violets. This has the structure and fruit to age for a long time. Excellent.
    Author: biggsy
Over the past 40 years, Penfolds has earned its reputation as Australia's premier red wine producer and has played a large part in putting Australian wines on the world map. Over the past five years, winemaker Peter Gago has been instrumental in keeping Penfolds at the top of the Austrailian wine industry. Penfolds Grange, the estate's flagship, is characterized by its rich texture, complexity, and concentrated fruit. Penfolds's entire collection spans across many styles and labels including Penfolds Super Premiums, Special Bin Range, Cellar Reserve Range, Bin Range, Thomas Hyland Range, Koonunga Hill Range, Rawson's Retreat Range, and Fortified Wines.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 235 bottles owned
  • 47 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 47 collectors)