Saturday, February 2, 2019

Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz

2015 Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz...$137.99
Spicy and earthy edge to the nose, graphite-like savory aromas ahead of ripe dark plum and very tarry, coal dusty notes, some dried pot pourri too. There's a deep-set palate, very smooth tannins roll out in commanding fashion, almost never-ending finish. This is a long term wine. Try from 2025 and for two decades after that.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 RWT Shiraz leaps from the glass with expressive blackberries, black raspberries and wild blueberry notes plus underlying Indian spices, Sichuan pepper, forest floor and fertile loam notes with a waft of charcuterie. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, it coats the palate with vibrant black berry and spicy layers, framed by firm, rounded tannins and finishing on a lingering earthy note. One for the long haul!
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate

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