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2003 Penfolds - Shiraz RWT

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA /
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 56070-2003-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($75) Dark red. Smoky, toasty aromas of blackberry, creme de cassis, licorice candy, cappuccino, mocha and fresh rose. Broad and sweet, the fruit taking a turn to the red side, showing ripe raspberry and red plum preserve flavors accented by spicy oak. While undeniably ripe, the fruit has clarity and plenty of energy. Finishes quite long, with the tannins sneaking in but not at the expense of the fruit.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: July/August 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Big, rich and vibrant, a spectacular mouthful of cherry, currant and a subtle range of peppers, spices and creaminess, finishing with refined tannins and a silky texture that lets the fruit and spice sail on and on.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Deep garnet in color, the 2003 RWT Shiraz is a little shut down to begin, opening out to a savory and meaty aromatic core with gentle black cherry preserves and dried mulberry notes plus a whiff of roses. Full-bodied, concentrated, rich and seductive, it is drinking beautifully but still has a long life ahead (as with 2002). It ends long with fine tannins texturing the opulent finish.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Deep ruby red, beautiful wine, needs lots of time. Long finish, will last for many years.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: David 429
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

  • 143 bottles owned
  • 46 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 46 collectors)