Winery Region:Barossa Valley
Wine Name:RWT Barossa Valley
Robert Parker Rating:93
RP 93 points: "The 2007 RWT Shiraz is 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz matured 13 months in French hogsheads, 71% new. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it presents youthfully mute aromas of warm blackberries, stewed plums, kirsch, cedar and cloves with an array of Indian spices opening out with air. In the full-bodied mouth it gives very firm, coarsely grained tannins, very crisp acid and good concentration, finishing long and chewy. It should be more open and approachable after a year or two in bottle, drinking to 2022+. ||With a lot of changes happening around the FosterÔÇÖs Group, it is business as usual at PenfoldsÔÇªwhich seems to operate within its own world. But this is no small world. The vineyard holdings here are vast and the connections with growers go back generations. Chief winemaker Peter Gago is the very well spoken front-man for the production team backed-up Kym Schroeter in charge of the whites and Steve Lienert crafting some very fine, consistent and sometimes inspired reds. If Champagne is all about the art of blending, then Penfolds is the Champagne of Australian wine. Those that think large companies producing wines that emphasize blending canÔÇÖt make great wines need to think about the Champagne model or simply try some of Penfolds top wines to become believers. That said ÔÇô check out their recent single vineyard release: the very special 2004 Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon, the first release of a wine made purely from this 100+ year old single block (perhaps the oldest block of Cabernet in the world?) since 1996.||Importer: FosterÔÇÖs Wine Estates Americas, Napa, CA"
93 points. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) "December, 2010" by Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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