2012 RWT Shiraz, Penfolds, Barossa Valley

“The bouquet abounds with black fruits, with sub-notes of dark chocolate, licorice and some charcuterie. The palate is drop-dead gorgeous, a curious description given its strongly savoury flavour range, but it achieves the unlikely. As with all these wines, the tannin structure is exceptional, the length prodigious.”
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, 98 points

Critic score
98/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2012 RWT Shiraz, Penfolds, Barossa Valley

TASTING NOTES

The bouquet abounds with black fruits, with sub-notes of dark chocolate, licorice and some charcuterie. The palate is drop-dead gorgeous, a curious description given its strongly savoury flavour range, but it achieves the unlikely. As with all these wines, the tannin structure is exceptional, the length prodigious.

James Halliday, Halliday’s Wine Companion (July 2015)
98/100
Penfolds

Few regions’ wine has been as influenced and defined by one producer as Australia has been by Penfolds. It was founded by an English doctor, Christopher Rawson Penfold, in 1844, a physician who used his port-like wines as medication to his patients’ delight. Nowadays consistency and longevity run throughout their impressive range: from their fortified wines to the affordable bin series, their delicious Chardonnays to the legendary, collectable and sought after Grange, Australia’s finest wine.

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