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2008 Penfolds Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "RWT"

Penfolds 2008 RWT Shiraz

Winery: Penfolds

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "RWT"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $150

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 94 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 1, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Shiraz from Barossa shows great restraint while delivering very nice flavors. It opens with a ripe boysenberry bouquet with a hint of menthol. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, and silky. The flavor profile is an extracted plum and boysenberry jam with hints of oak and blueberry. The finish is dry and its fine tannins linger nicely. This Shiraz is food friendly and would pair well with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dense & intense - with vibrance, unctuousness...delivering all the now-expected RWT cachets. "A blueberry pie in a 750ml glass package!" And yet the darkness prevails... inky, boot polish, freshly polished new black leather. Almost a glycerol/oily mid-palate – texturally close to a custard/chocolate eclair! A suggestion of oak and an avalanche of pronounced ripe & silky tannins complete the offer.

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