Penfolds RWT Shiraz 05
Giveaway, pristine Barossa Valley Shiraz fruit aromas; fresh blueberry (pie) and blood plum. A barrel-fermented vapour net entraps scents of cinnamon and nutmeg, violet and bergamot. Flirting strawberry yoghurt (creamy) and freshly-cut rhubarb aromatics unwittingly entice. A nose of elevated and finessed perfumed high notes – ala RWT!
The palate is balanced and full-bodied with a silken, lush, ‘tofu-like’ texture, replete with generous, ripe, even yet firm tannins. Flavours of wild-berry fruits – blueberry, boysenberry and loganberry, again verging towards raspberry yoghurt, redefine the ‘sweet-conserve’ descriptor … neither porty nor residual sugar-sweet, but lush and (dry red) unctuous. This is another great Barossa vintage, highlighting the strength of any of the Barossa sourced 2005 reds.
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